Downtown Ministries

Downtown Ministries is an organization that builds consistent relationships with youth and their families in inner-city Athens through programs that demonstrate Christ-centered hope and encouragement.

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Downtown Ministries was created in 2003 as a program of Redeemer Presbyterian Church in downtown Athens. The congregation wanted to reach out to children and families in Athens’ inner-city neighborhoods and launched the Downtown Falcons football teams as a means of the mission.

Downtown Falcons

The Downtown Falcons sports ministry is the cornerstone of Downtown Ministries. There’s almost always a sport in season. Our teams are coached by volunteers and compete in leagues with other youth squads in Athens and Northeast Georgia.


Come and join the Falcons Family as we seek to build relationships with inner-city youth and their families. Downtown Ministries could not exist without volunteers like you!


Thanks to the contributions of local businesses, organizations, bodies of faith, and community members like you, Downtown Ministries gets the opportunity to build relationships with inner-city youth of Athens and offer hope for the future, the motivation to reach for the future, and the moral support and tools to achieve that future.

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