The Gathering Place is a community-based student leadership development organization that has served the youth of the southeast since 1981. Annually, The Gathering Place reaches thousands of Middle School, High School, and College age students through a variety of programs such as mentor groups, large outreach events, and internships. The Gathering Place exists to REACH students with the Gospel, EQUIP students to be effective Christian leaders, and SEND students to impact their communities and world. The Gathering Placed launched in Thomasville in 2018 and have served hundreds of students. Adrian Burns currently serves as the Executive Director and brings years of experience from working with youth.