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The Church of the Apostles evangelical, Anglican (self-styled, no actual connection with the Anglican Communion) megachurch located in the Buckhead neighborhood of Atlanta, Georgia. Dr. Michael Youssef is the Rector. The church is located north of the intersection of Northside Parkway (US Hwy 41) and West Paces Ferry Road.
The Church of the Apostles was founded in 1987 by Michael Youssef. He left Egypt to attend college in Australia, and immigrated to the United States in 1977.
Dr. Youssef founded the church with the theme "Equip the Saints and Seek the Lost". The church now has over 3,000 members. The church radio and television ministry is called "Leading The Way".
The imposing Neo-Gothic building is visible from Interstate 75, just south of the Mt. Paran Road exit, and appears to be a cathedral (the "home" church of an Anglican Bishop). The sanctuary seats 2,800, is 240 feet (73 m) high, consists of 100,000 square feet (9,300 m2) of space and has over 90 stained glass windows. The west stained glass windows depict the Apostles, and the stairwell and perimeter stained glass windows depict the life of Jesus. The rose window is also notable. The facility also includes a 450 seat chapel, fellowship hall, classrooms, administrative space and a parking garage.
Long-time Atlanta residents will remember the site (just south of Nancy Creek) as the location of the old Allstate Insurance office building.
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