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40th Anniversary Celebration

  • Night of Celebration
    Sunday, September 17 | 6:00 PM
    Infinite Energy Arena (formally known as the Gwinnett Arena) in Duluth
    6400 Sugarloaf Pkwy., Duluth, GA 30097


    This is a rare opportunity to come together and worship all in one space, which will include not only the entire Perimeter family, but also all our daughter and granddaughter churches. Come celebrate what God has done over the past 40 years, and also worship well through songs, special guests, and video. You won’t want to miss it! 



    Concessions open at 4:30 PM.

    Celebration begins at 6:00 PM.

    There will be an area for nursing moms, and areas for parents with little ones who may need to get out some energy for a minute.  


    If you have a specific need or question, please check with our 40th Event Coordinator at


Special Services

  • Weekend of September 16/17

    All services will be in the Sanctuary with a special surprise Guest Speaker!

  • Weekend of September 23/24

    All services will be in the Sanctuary with a special message from Randy Pope!

40th Photo-Op

  • Beginning the weekend of August 26/27

    We will have areas in the Atrium Lobby for you and your family and friends to take a photo for the 40th. Share them with us at #Perimeter40th. 

Reunion Luncheon

  • Saturday, September 16 | 11:30 AM - 2:30 PM

    For all current members and past members that were members prior to us coming to the Medlock Bridge location, we encourage you to come connect with old friends, and catch up over lunch with the Popes. Box lunches will be available for $5 per person. After lunch, take the time to walk on the grounds of our current site, and see all that God has done. 


    Please RSVP to with the number of adults and children that will attend so we know how many lunches to order.


Sign up to be involved in all the 40th activities!


Key Stories From The Past

  • $600 Story

    Early in 1977, John Haggai, a well-known evangelist, challenged Randy Pope to “attempt something so great for God, that it is doomed to failure unless God be in it.” With that statement burning in his heart, Randy was to begin a mission church in Northeast Atlanta. He, Carol, and infant son, Matt, moved to Atlanta with virtually no contacts and limited money. It seemed the work was doomed to failure in those first weeks! Randy and Carol found themselves with $10.00 in their pockets, and rent due on Monday. 


    That Sunday they visited a church and met an old friend, but the Popes didn’t feel led to share their needs with this man. Until they received their first check from their new employer, The Presbyterian Church in America, they would need approximately $600 for deposit, rent, food and necessities. As the offering was being taken, their friend wrote a check and instead of placing it in the offering plate, he slipped it into Randy’s pocket. The check was for $600. Randy and Carol were awed that God was truly blessing their plans.


    *Excerpt taken from: “Perimeter Church: The First Ten Years 1977-1987”, written and compiled by Kathy Griffin Stewart.

  • $50 Story

    In early September (1977), a five-man steering committee was named to search for an appropriate facility for the young church to meet in. These men set September 13 as the deadline for securing a church home. On that very day Randy found himself in the office of Mr. Cecil Day, founder and owner of Days Inn and Day Realty Corporation. There was no secretary there, so he knocked on the partially opened door. After Randy explained the need to Mr. Day, he said he might just have the place for us.


    “Several thousand feet of unused office space would be perfect,” thought Randy, “but even at a greatly reduced rental fee it would be impossible to afford.” Two thousand dollars a month would have been a generous discount, so when Mr. Day offered it for $50 a month and no utility fees, God’s hand was evident! The young church also experienced other provisions that were divine confirmations that God was leading this group.


    *Excerpt taken from: “Perimeter Church: The First Ten Years 1977-1987”, written and compiled by Kathy Griffin Stewart.