Our Leadership

 

Lori Parker, Executive Director

 

Board Of Directors

Debbie Taylor, Chairperson

Lisa Tyre, Vice-Chairperson

Kim Hernandez, Secretary

Rusty Hill, Treasurer

Jim Law

Courtney Harkness

David Turner

Jay Watts

Our History

Cobb Pregnancy Services began in 1985 when a small group of concerned citizens, dismayed at the number of women seeking abortions, sought to provide a place to share abortion alternatives.

Historical Ministry Highlights

1985 CPS founded in Georgia as Abovo Crisis Pregnancy Center, Inc.

1990 Began presenting abstinence education in public schools, churches and to other youth groups

1993 Began offering post-abortion healing classes

1994 Moved out of multi-office building to its own location

1997 Began offering ultrasounds – the FIRST pregnancy center in the state to do so

1999 Added prenatal classes to support women in their decision not to abort

2001 Moved to a larger location and the number of women served rose from approximately 35/month to 200/month

2002 Proportion of abortion-minded women that chose life after coming to CPS rose to 91%

2002 Hired a Hispanic coordinator and trained Spanish-speaking women to reach the Hispanic community

2003 Established an abstinence education team to present sexual purity to youth in the public and private sector as a prevention strategy

2004 Added mentoring program and additional classes; women could earn assistance with baby items gift cards by completing classes

2005 Number of women receiving free pregnancy tests rose to over 3,000 a year

2008 Began providing post-abortion healing retreats, offered to CPS clients and women in local churches; received a replacement ultrasound machine from Focus on the Family Option Ultrasound

2010 Number of volunteers rose to over 110 (from 25 in 1997)

2011 Began searching for a larger facility

2012 Established a long-term vision of a medical facility that would draw more abortion-minded women.

2013 Number of volunteers rose to over 140.

2014 Began providing STD testing and treatment.

2016 Purchased new 10,000 square foot building and began renovations. Volunteer base rose to 175.

2017 First year in new building. Added CPS Friends app to encourage supporters to pray for abortion-minded women in real time. Added more client classes and counseling to men.

2018 Became AAAHC accredited.

2019 Saw a need to expand in Cobb. Chose to initiate a capital campaign to open a satellite center in the oppressed area of Austell/Mableton.

2020 Expanded medical services and hired a Nurse Practitioner to administer swab testing. We kept our doors open during the COVID pandemic.