CCF Compassion


We're a group of passionate and determined students who want to make a difference in the world. Together, we work to serve our community and everyone around us by giving our time and talents to help others. We do this by participating in weekly service events and trips that take place throughout the U.S. and around the world. See below for information about annual events and trips.


Weekly Compassion Events




Every week during the school year, we go out into the community and serve. Check out the Weekly Compassion Events page for information on weekly, Altanta-area service opportunities through CCF. Or, fill out the compassion form and an intern will get back with you!

Campus Service Events




Big Kid on Campus

December 8, 2018

In December we will have Big Kid on Campus, a day of fun for children that have in some way been affected by cancer. The day was filled with fun entertainment and activities including games, crafts, makeovers, kickball with a Georgia Tech sports team, and even an appearance by Santa!
You can sign up to volunteer if you're a tech student willing to help serve.



Restoration Atlanta

January 2019

Join CCF as we volunteer to serve our community. Restoration Atlanta is an incredible way to give back to our city. We are meeting at CCF at 9am, where we'll serve you a hot breakfast. After that, you'll be given the choice to volunteer at one of several opportunities to serve throughout Atlanta.

Service Trips




Hustle II Houston

Houston, TX | October 5-9, 2018

Join us over fall break as we work to bring relief to the victims of Hurricane Harvey. Cost will be $100 (payable by cash check or paypal). Students from any background are welcome to come and help cleanup debris and homes of victims of Harvey. Info sessions will be held on Tuesday, September 18 at 6:30pm and Thursday, September 20 at 6:30pm upstairs at CCF. For more information fill out the CCF Service Trip Interest Form. The trip will be lead by Marc Smith. Resources: Medical Form




Winter Break: Clean Water

Puebla, Mexico | Dec. 30, 2018 - Jan. 6, 2019

Embrace the New Year in Puebla, Mexico as we work with the locals to help build a well for the surrounding community. Check out pictures from last year's Puebla trip here and here. Further details will be provided as they come, but you can sign up with interest today!



Spring Break: Housing

Juarez, Mexico | March 16-24, 2019

This Spring Break, give someone the gift of a new home. Come to Juarez, Mexico to join CCF Compassion as we work with an organization named Casas por Cristo to build a house for people in need. For more information, email Neal Baker, or sign up for more information.



End of the Year Service Trip

Place: Puerto Rico | Time: May 2019

Join us as we travel to areas in need of help to work on projects for those who need help the most. We are currently considering revisiting Puerto Rico or travelling to Sierra Leone for disaster relief. Contact Marc Smith, or sign up for more information. Details to come.

More Compassion Events








Check the weekly CCF Grapevine email newsletter for updates on regularly scheduled events, as well as information on other events that may be going on throughout the semester! Subscribe to the newsletter here!


Meet the Compassion Staff


CCF is run by a group of interns who rotate each school year, and work closely with the ministry's eight full-time, adult staff members. We have three interns and one staff member dedicated to CCF's compassion events and ministry. Read below to learn all about the compassion staff, and visit the staff page to learn about the rest of the staff.





Marc Smith
| Associate Minister | marc@gtccf.org


Marc Smith graduated from Georgia Tech with a degree in Mechanical Engineering in 2002. The following year he interned at GTCCF, after which he married his wife Leslie. Marc and Leslie moved to TN, where Marc earned his Masters of Divinity from Emmanuel Christian Seminary. Marc has worked in student ministry since 2006. In 2011 Marc returned to GTCCF. Marc helps students fight poverty in Atlanta and around the world. God has blessed Marc & Leslie with 3 young children.




Joy Armstrong
| Compassion Intern | joy.armstrong@gtccf.org


Hometown: A lot of different places! But I've lived in Atlanta the longest now!
Major: Business Administration
Fun Fact: I've had 3 guinea pigs in my life and they were all named Guinea.
Jesus is present in this community. I've been transformed by the love that I've received at CCF. I want to be an intern at CCF because I want everyone to know the incredible peace, joy, and love that comes from a relationship with Jesus.



David English
| Compassion Intern | david.english@gtccf.org


Hometown: Flowery Branch, GA
Major: Industrial Engineering
Fun Fact: I can grow a beard sometimes, food is my kryptonite, and I can quote Lion King in its entirety.
CCF has been an incredible place of growth for me these last couple of years. It’s a place where I finally felt safe and unjudged for having and asking my faith questions. It’s a place of inclusivity and love and where the people are genuinely seeking Jesus and striving to model their lives after His. I want to help direct people to this truly remarkable family and to the AMAZING grace and love of our Savior.



Noah Giles
| Compassion Intern | noah.giles@gtccf.org


Hometown: Charleston, South Carolina
Major: Computer Science
Fun Fact: I’m a third degree black belt in Taekwondo and I like to freestyle rap!
CCF is a place where people can honestly and freely ask questions and learn things about God and faith, and I want to be a part of helping people understand who God is a little better. I think I’m well equipped to serve people and help them as they learn about faith, and I want to spend meaningful time with cool people!