Our counseling ministry is under the direction of Dr. David Shaw. He holds a doctorate in Pastoral Counseling and is a member of several counseling associations.

At Peachtree Corners Baptist Church, we are committed to serving God by helping others. Christian counseling starts with the understanding that the Bible is more than a book of facts; it is truth intended to make a difference in the way we live.

It is our belief that Scripture speaks to all of life’s problems, but that sometimes we all need the careful thought and prayerful wisdom of a trained and caring professional to offer encouragement, support, and insight during life’s difficult times of trial. Ultimately, the Bible points us to a relationship with a Person – Jesus Christ. The academic degrees our counselors have pursued in order to serve others are nothing compared with the surpassing worth of knowing Christ. Our greatest joy is to direct others to Him.

Call the church office at 770-448-1313 for more information or to schedule an appointment.

Counseling Services include Abuse Counseling, Anger Management, Pre-Marital Counseling, Anxiety, Depression, Divorce Recovery, Eating Disorders, Grief Counseling, Marriage Counseling, Parenting, Personal Growth, Conflict Intervention

Grief Share 

Grief Share is a group that meets weekly to help you face challenges and move toward rebuilding your life after a loss of a spouse, child, family member or friend. Each Grief Share session has three distinct elements: Video Seminar with Experts, Support Group Discussion with Focus, and Workbook-Based Personal Study and Reflection.  For more information Click Here.

Divorce Care

DivorceCare is a special weekly seminar and support group for people who are separated or divorced. It's a place where you can be around people who understand what you are feeling. It's a place where you can hear valuable information about ways to heal from the hurt of divorce.

Each Wednesday night meeting covers a specific topic and is "self-contained". We encourage people to start attending DivorceCare as soon as they hear about the program - even in the middle of a thirteen week session. You can continue through the next thirteen week session to cover any of  the topics you have missed. The group meets in D306 at 6:30pm. For more information, call the church at 770-582-2479.  Child care is available by request.

Divorce Care 4 Kids-DC4K

DC4K is a program that helps children in grades one through six who are experiencing difficulties that are associated with separation or divorce in the family.  This class is offered twice a year.  Classes take place in a cozy room setting, where kids feel loved and secure.  Safekeepers (trained leaders), are sensitive to the needs and feelings of children in a separation or divorce situation, and help them find a deeper Connection2Christ that will enable children to feel His presence, comfort and peace, during this difficult time. 

For more confidential information call Susan Rutledge, Minister to Children at 770-448-1313, extension 2450 or email

Single and Parenting

Single and Parenting is a 13-week, video based program that deals with the many emotions and issues that single parents face like:

  1. What to do when you are tired and overwhelmed
  2. How to help a hurting child
  3. Topics like money and career
  4. Parenting goals and expectations
  5. Talking and listening
  6. Dealing with conflict … and many more.

Single and Parenting was created by the same ministry that designed DivorceCare, DivorceCare for Kids and GriefShare. Please visit to find more information on the class including a short video on the program.

If you would like to participate in this class, please contact us at 770.448.1313 or

Happy Hearts

Founder, Dianne McGarey was led to organize the Happy Hearts Club (HHC) at Peachtree Corners Baptist Church after losing her husband of 26 years to Alzheimer's.  Dianne had "been there" and she, armed with a troop of friendly volunteers, started the HHC in October, 2008. HHC is dedicated to the encouragement of those who are selflessly caring for loved ones at home.

Currently, HHC is Directed by Angi Lewallen, a RN who works at a local hospital. She started with Happy Hearts in October, 2008. She was a caregiver to her mother and father, both of whom had cancer, and her grandmother who had Alzheimer's.

The Happy Hearts Club meets weekly on Monday's from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and is located in the Peachtree Corners Baptist Church Fellowship Hall. For more information, visit

Participants bring a bagged lunch. Snacks and beverages are provided throughout the day.