southeast diabetes Faith Initiative

SDFI Georgia

The Balm In Gilead serves six counties throughout Georgia: Clayton, Newton, Bibb, Richmond, Ware and Dekalb Counties.

Georgia Team

State Manager
Travis Battle
Phone: 919-624-0842
Email: ,

Program Coordinator
Patricia Yates-Rand
Phone 706-496-1036

Lifestyle Coaches

  • Clayton County:  TBA
  • Newton County:  Chef Jacqueline Thomas-Stone and Rev. James Roach
  • Bibb County:  Rev. Olanda DeShazier and Kim Hill
  • Richmond County:  Terri Gant and Beverly Reeves        
  • Ware County:  Tramekia Hadden, Ursula Copeland, Janette Teran
  • DeKalb County:  Betty Christian and TBA

Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP) Weekly Class Locations


Lakewine Christian Center
Dr. Harry Riley, Pastor
6449 Church St.
Riverdale, GA  30274
PHONE 770-907-4572


Chef Jacqueline Thomas-Stone, LSC
Rev. James Roach, LSC
Mt Zion First Baptist Church
Rev. Charlie Wilson, Pastor
100 West Richardson St.
Oxford, GA 30054
PHONE: 678-658-6170        


Rev. Olanda DeShazier, LSC, Kim Hill
New Pilgrim Missionary Baptist Church
Rev. Bryant Raines, Pastor
4388 Robinson Road
Macon, GA 31204  
PHONE 478-474-3009     


Terri Gant, LSC
Beulah Grove Baptist Church
Rev. Dr. Sam Davis, Pastor
1434 Popular St.
Augusta, GA 30901
PHONE 706-724-1086


Tramekia Hadden, LSC
First Born Church of God and Christ
Bishop Michael Flynn
1120 Hj Echols Dr.
Waycross, GA 31501
PHONE 912-283-9869


Greater Piney Grove Church
Rev. Dr. William Flippin
1879 Glenwood Ave.  SE
Atlanta, GA 30316
PHONE 404-377-0561

Community Partners

  • Georgia Top Ten
  • Dab’s Café
  • Lamar Medical Center
  • Grace Elite Fitness
  • Angelic Community Resource Development Center
  • Bernie Ward Center
  • Chi Eta Phi Sorority Augusta Chapter
  • Richmond County Health Department
  • McKinney Medical Center
  • Morehouse School of Medicine



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