What is Abba House?

  • Abba House is a 12 month minimum residential ministry with a three month minimum transition period for women with emotional wounding.


  • Abba House is a safe place for women to come and receive God’s love and forgiveness.At Abba House you WILL be loved and will heal and grow!


  • The ministry at Abba House is Christian in nature and content. However, non-Christians are welcome to participate.


  • An initial period, where the mother is making personal progress in growth and healing, is required before children can join their mother in the program.


  • Getting help at Abba House cannot be undertaken lightly. Residents must be free from drugs, medication or alcohol at the time of arrival. Residents are required to assist with daily tasks at Abba House and to work at the Abba House Thrift Store.

Statement of Faith

  • We believe the Bible to be the inspired, the only infallible, authoritative Word of God.

  • We believe that there is one God, eternally existent in three persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit.

  • We believe in the deity of our Lord Jesus Christ, in His virgin birth, in His sinless life, in His miracles, in His vicarious and atoning death through His shed blood, in His bodily resurrection, in His ascension to the right hand of the Father, and in His personal return in power and glory.

  • We believe that for the salvation of lost and sinful people, regeneration by the Holy Spirit is absolutely essential.

  • We believe in the present ministry of the Holy Spirit by whose indwelling the Christian is enabled to live a godly life.

  • We believe in the resurrection of both the saved and the lost; they that are saved unto the resurrection of life and they that are lost unto the resurrection of damnation.

  • We believe in the spiritual unity of believers in our Lord Jesus Christ.

Abba House History

Abba House was founded in 1992 by Jim and Chris Sharp in Okeechobee, Florida.

Since then hundreds of women and their families with life-controlling problems have been set free to live productive lives.

Jim and Chris have a rich history in Christian ministry to people suffering with addiction and abuse.

Abba House has been known for love that accepts and encourages change and healing.

God brings healing to body, soul and spirit.

Before coming to Cumming, Jim was the Director of The Women’s Ministry of Faith Farm, a ministry Abba House had merged with.

The Sharp’s took the ministry from a capacity of 10 participants to a ministry with a capacity of 36 women and children.

This ministry became one of the largest and most effective in the country.

Jim and Chris reestablished Abba House, Inc, a non-profit residential ministry in Cumming, GA and began offering care in Georgia in 2000.