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Joy House marks decade of helping teens


Steve Lowe, Joy House founder and executive director, takes a dunking, as part of the fun and games at their 10th anniversary celebration Saturday on the Christian ministry’s campus. More than 200 turned out for the day’s celebration.


“I’m humbled and excited. Humbled to see where the Lord has brought us from our beginnings in 2001 and to think about the teens and families the Lord has touched through these 10 years,” said Joy House founder Steve Lowe, marking a decade of helping families in North Georgia. “I’m excited to think about what the next 10 years hold as the Lord continues to heal teens and families.”

Lowe along with 200 supporters, former students and family participants celebrated the 10th year of the ministry Saturday at the campus with games, barbecue, Christian music and tours of the boys’ home, still under construction. The Joy House is located off of Cove Road, near the entrance to Bent Tree. Currently they operate with a completed girls home and temporary boys home.

Lowe said in the next year, they hope to finish the boys home so they can serve 16 teens at a time. They also work with teens on a non-residential basis in some stages of their program.

“I’m convinced that there will be a need for The Joy House and other ministries like it as long as we live in this broken world,” he said. “We look forward to continuing to grow this ministry under the Lord’s direction to be a beacon for hope and healing in our North Georgia community.”

Lowe said, the Joy House would like to say a special thanks to the many sponsors and volunteers who made this day possible.

“We are excited to see where the Lord has brought us in our first 10 years and look forward to these next 10 years of working to see teens and families restored,” he said.

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