NSPIRE Atlanta

NSPIRE Outreach Rated 4 / 5 based on 180+ reviews. | Read Our Reviews

The entire NSPIRE Outreach Atlanta team has been committed to helping empower and fully rehabilitate those dealing with homelessness, addiction, domestic violence, abuse, neglect, and more. The Leadership Team from NSPIRE Atlanta tirelessly works for the benefit of every program participant.

I thank god for putting kind hearted, loving, caring people (Gregg..Pam..Jerome) in this world..if it wasn’t for them, I don’t know where I’d be. I love them. NSPIRE Outreach gets 10stars from me!

Crystal Dorsey

The 2016 recipient of the Greater Gwinnet Reentry Alliance’s “Best Ministry” award, NSPIRE Outreach was officially founded as a church in North Metro Atlanta in 1999. From day one of the church’s inception, the goal has always been to be more than a weekly meeting for church-goers. The vision of NSPIRE Outreach in Atlanta and in the Southeast, from founder Gregg Kennard and from all the foundational leadership at NSPIRE, was to actively enact change on a community that was so desperately in need.

Our Team

Gregg Kennard

Gregg Kennard

Executive Director
Gregg Kennard is the founder and senior pastor of NSPIRE. His message is love for God, yourself, and others and carries out that message by serving his community in practical expressions. Gregg possesses gifts of teaching, music, and leadership and his best friend is his wife, Pam; they have three daughters: Alex, Abbe, and Anna Marie.
Pam Kennard

Pam Kennard

Client Management
Pam is a tremendous asset to the organization with a number of multiple purpose roles including: parenting enrichment classes, client financial management, advocate and school liaison to our children in residence. She has been married to Gregg since 1991, holds their family of five together, and they founded NSPIRE in 1999.
Terrance Pierce

Terrence Pierce

Therapist
New Orleans is the home of Terrence who relocated after Katrina in 2005. Since, 2016, he has been serving NSPIRE as a certified addiction counselor and his overall career in addiction therapy spans over 30 years. Terrence is also a racquetball enthusiast and has a son and daughter.
Tanya Brown

Tanya Brown

Client Services
Tanya is a retired Army Captain with a bachelor’s in psychology and she earned her M.A. in business. As a peer specialist, she brings her personal experience to our clients with great empathy and compassion. She was born in raised in Milwaukee, Wisconsin and has a daughter and son. Tanya provides many practical services to the program including teaching the financial literacy curriculum. She started with NSPIRE in 2017.
Britto Garcia

Britto Garcia

Client Services
Born in Trinidad and raised in Brooklyn, NY, Britto came to NSPIRE Atlanta in 2017, and has never looked back to his former life of substance abuse and homelessness. Britto believes full rehabilitation takes having God in your life, getting the right help and influences, and making the choice to change. He enjoys waking up every day and not worrying where his next meal is coming from. Perhaps this quote sums up Britto’s experience best: “Two years ago I was pushing shopping carts. Now I’m driving a Jaguar.”
Marlo Johnson

Marlo Johnson

Community Relations
Marlo came to NSPIRE in 2016 after becoming homeless due to years of alcoholism. With the encouragement, structure, and support of the NSPIRE program, she has remained sober, reconnected with her family, and enrolled in online classes. Marlo is currently pursuing a Bachelors's degree in Addictions Counseling, inspired by her NSPIRE community and staff. She credits the spiritual guidance along with self-empowering counseling which has enabled her to change the direction of her life as well as repair her relationship with her daughter, Zoe.
Marlo Johnson

Alex Alvarado

Alex Alvarado claims two major life missions: firstly, to be an advocate for God, and secondly, to always find the good in people. Alex is able to exercise all his life missions at NSPIRE Outreach on a daily basis, as he helps clients meet their daily needs, such as transportation, clothing, medical appointments, and other requests. Alex is determined to create a bigger, better, brighter future full of impact, achievement, and forgiveness. In the words of Lily Tomlin, Alex believes “forgiveness means giving up all hope for a better past.” Instead, Alex hopes to help people focus on their future, and who they can become.

Pastor Gregg Kennard is dedicated to helping individuals get off the streets and into a new life. He tirelessly works every day to encourage, educate and inspire every member of his program to become the person that God intended.

Marianne Patterson

The NSPIRE Outreach leadership felt that even though there were many ministries dedicated to sheltering the homeless, there was a remarkable need for something that would help END homelessness and the myriad of other issues that always seemed to fuel a person’s homeless condition. That is why NSPIRE Outreach officially developed the NSPIRE Launch (13 Weeks), NSPIRE Life (6 Months), and HOPE for Domestic Violence (1 Year) programs, beginning in 2007.

Gregg Kennard is a phenomenal awesome man of God and although I'm only an employee of NSPIRE outreach through his example and Christlike love to all those who he encourages and helps has been a huge help to me as well and has had an amazing impact on my life. EXCELLENT PROGRAM! I would encourage anyone who needs the help of this program to not hesitate.

Sondi Chavez

Since the launch of these programs, thousands of people have been empowered to escape situations of homelessness, substance abuse, domestic violence, and more. NSPIRE Outreach boasts one of the highest percentages of completely rehabilitated program participants in the country. But those people would not be reached without the foresight, guidance, and tireless labor from the NSPIRE Atlanta leadership team.

As a homeless man back in august 2008, pastor Gregg took me off the streets and gave me another chance to be a more positive man again and to better myself.