About Us

History

Peace on the Move, Inc. (POTM) in Decatur, GA is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization established in 2000 by Pastor Tyrone E. Barnette of the Peace Baptist Church to serve the Decatur metropolitan area.

The organization is comprised of a network of programs, to empower and equip individuals and families to move from dependency to self-sufficiency. We welcome all people and are dedicated to transforming and building better lives for individuals, families, and communities through learning and action.

POTM has an excellent reputation in the Metro-Atlanta community and is one of the area’s largest providers of social support services. One of the most recognized programs of POTM is “Feed the Need” (FTN). To date the programs have distributed more than 900,000 pounds of food was distributed to more than 100,000 families.

FTN clothes closet has also helped to keep families warm in the winter and cool in the summer. Both programs are very active and engaged in meeting the needs of the community.

Mission

Peace on the Move, Inc. is a nonprofit organization that strives to lead with integrity by providing a network of resources. These assets encourage, equip, educate, and empower individuals and families from dependency to self-sufficiency in the community through Christ. This task is accomplished by creating strategic alliances and partnerships with public and private organizations. Networking with life management and self-supporting programs also contributes to realizing this mission.

Vision

We envision building a community of hope for individuals and families in need within DeKalb County and beyond.

Core Values

  • Faith
  • Respect
  • Teamwork
  • Integrity
  • Excellence
  • Love

Programs

Feed the Need

Mission
This program aims to build a bridge of hope that encourages quality of life for families and individuals by providing grocery relief and commodity supplemental food boxes. Feed The Need will further meet its vision by advocating and collaborating with hunger response agencies to help transform the lives of people and continue to promote self-sufficiency.

Vision
Through Feed the Need, we strive to meet the needs of our community by improving their quality of life. We try to achieve this vision by providing families and individuals with assistance on their basic needs. By building loving relationships with them, we also aim to rekindle hope in their lives. Read More

Benevolence

Mission
The mission of the Benevolence Ministry responds to Christ’s call by sharing our resources through information and monetary means to make a significant impact in helping to serve those in need due to unforeseen circumstances.

Vision
The Benevolence Ministry will operate as God-fearing believers who have been asked to act as Stewards over the Lord’s Money. We will use principles of the bible with discernment as our guide. We must listen empathetically to each applicant and willing to learn which resource agencies are available to provide additional assistance. A positive end result for the Benevolence Ministry will be to have met the needs of those who require temporary assistance due to unforeseen or unfortunate circumstances.

Applications and Other Forms

Deborah Daughter’s House (Future Program in Progress)

About DDH
Deborah Daughters’ House of Empowered Women, or simply Deborah’s House, provides a supportive home in DeKalb County for young women aged out of the foster care system. These are females between the ages of 18 – 24 years who may or may not have one child under the age of 3. The primary goal of Deborah’s House is to assist women in establishing a lifestyle of self-sufficiency.

Vision
Deborah’s House looks to provide homeless women and children with a nurturing environment. This home will empower a lifestyle of self-sufficiency; therefore, enabling them to be clothed in strength and dignity and letting them live without fear of the future.

​Mission
The mission of Deborah’s House is to be a safe and loving home that meets the needs of homeless women and children. Read More

POTM Officers

Jasmine Okafor

Board Chair

Wendell Love

Board Vice-Chair

Elbert Terry

Treasurer

Pamela Holmes

Secretary

Zipporah Tilman

At-Large Member

Renita Santos

Executive Director