Passion City Church began with a stirring in the hearts of Louie and Shelley Giglio for the local church.
Born out of the Passion Movement (a decades-old movement among the collegiate generation), they sought to plant a local community of faith impacted and informed by the DNA of Passion.
With a small team of people, that vision took flight in 2008, as small gatherings began in homes throughout Atlanta. The desire was to foster a family of believers connected by a common faith, on mission in the city and the world to amplify the name of Jesus.
And that’s exactly what happened. Our first gathering was held on February 15, 2009, in Atlanta at The Tabernacle. From there, God faithfully provided, as our little tribe met at various locations all over the city of Atlanta, until we landed in our first permanent gathering site at 515 Garson Drive.
Passion City Church remains a place where the gospel is central and Jesus is always the lead story. We are a Jesus church and want to gather in worship and scatter to shine His light and love throughout the city and beyond.
We are: for God. for people. for the city. for the world.
Louie is the Visionary Architect and Director of the Passion Movement, comprised of Passion Conferences, Passion City Church, Passion Publishing and sixstepsrecords, and the founder of Passion Global Institute. Shelley is the Chief Strategist, Director of Label Operations and Artist Management for sixstepsrecords, co-founder of the Passion Movement, and leads The GROVE, a gathering for the girls of Atlanta.
Louie and Shelley, together founded Passion Conferences in 1997, uniting college-aged people in events around the globe—most recently gathering students at Passion 2020 in Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, Georgia. In 2009, sensing God calling them to extend the heartbeat of Passion to the local church, they planted Passion City in the city of Atlanta.
Louie and Shelley have a desire to see our neighborhood and the world come to know the grace we have found in Christ. In everything we do here at Passion City Church, they lead us towards one single name…JESUS.