Campus of Miracles
The campus of St. Luke’s covers an entire block bounded by Peachtree Street, Pine Street, Courtland Street and the Downtown Connector. The block become known as the Campus of Miracles because of the many transformations which have taken place here through the work of our parish and associated ministries.
One of the most dramatic miracles is St. Luke’s itself. From its founding during the Civil War, the parish has persevered through many hard times and emerged as a congregation committed to civil rights and social justice for all people regardless of race, ethnic group, creed, sexual identity, or socio-economic status.
As evidence of its commitment to living out our baptismal vows in an urban environment, St. Luke’s has been a starting place for many agencies and ministries. These non-profits have become so successful on their own it is easy to forget they are part of St. Luke’s history and extensions of its Campus of Miracles. These organizations include The Atlanta Community Food Bank, the Fraser Center, Communities in Schools, Good Samaritan Center (Hispanic congregation), and the Atlanta Center for Self Sufficiency. In addition, St. Luke’s has partnered with All Saints Church in Midtown to establish Canterbury Court, a retirement home, and St. Jude’s Recovery Center.
Today, the campus includes the church and adjoining buildings, as well as four non-profits:
Crossroads Community Ministries, which started as a soup kitchen in our Parish Hall almost 40 years ago and is now a separate non-profit, provides a hot weekday meal, mail service, case management, housing placement and other services as part of its mission to empower the homeless.
Training and Counseling Center at St. Luke’s (TACC), a non-profit community counseling center located in the historic Edward Gay House, strives to offer a healing space within urban Atlanta through counseling, support groups, training and workshops.
The Park at Luke’s (TACC), a 501-c-3 non-profit organization, oversees the state-owned property between the church and the freeway, creating a green space in the middle of the city for the public to enjoy during daytime hours.
The Boyce L. Ansley School was started in the ground floor of St. Luke’s in the fall of 2018 as a tuition-free, private school for children who have experienced homelessness. Starting with kindergarten, a new grade is added each year, and enrollment includes an intensive family support program.
Watch the leaders of the Campus of Miracles tell their stories:
Campus of Miracles Part 1