The Craddock Center exists to enrich the
lives of the people of Southern Appalachia through programs of education,
cultural enhancement, and service, encouraging communities, families, and
children to advance educationally, socially, and spiritually.
QUESTIONS WE ARE OFTEN
Is the Craddock Center connected to Cherry Log
No. We are housed in a dwelling on the property the
church purchased and we pay no rent. For this we are most grateful. We share the
building with the church’s Clothes Closet and we pay the utilities, etc.
Does the Craddock Center receive any money from
state or federal agencies?
No. We operate entirely on gifts from
The Craddock Center is a non-profit organization
serving the needs of people in Southern Appalachia.
To do so, the
Center enlists professionals from across the country and mobilizes talented
people within the community to offer programs to address basic physical needs,
to encourage self improvement and career enhancement, and to nourish cultural
Named for Fred and Nettie Craddock, the Craddock
Center was created in 2001 by action of the Board of Cherry Log Christian Church.
Dr. Fred Craddock is minister emeritus of
Cherry Log Christian Church in Cherry Log Georgia. He is Bandy Distinguished
Professor of Preaching and New Testament, Emeritus, in the Candler School of
Theology, Emory University. Much sought after as a lecturer, he has delivered
the Lyman Beecher Lectures at Yale, the Scott Lectures at Clarmeont School of
Theology, the Adams Lectures at Southeastern Baptist Seminary, The Schaff
Lectures at Pittsburgh Theological Seminary, the Cole Lectures at Vanderbilt,
the Westervelt Lectures at Austin Presbyterian Seminary, the Mullins Lectures at
Southern Seminary and Earl Lectures at Pacific School of Religion. Dr. Craddock
has traveled the World giving lectures in many Countries. Dr. Craddock has
written a number of books and contributed articles to various journals.
The Center operates with its own Board of
Directors, generates its own funds, and determines its own programs. Gifts to
the Craddock Center are tax deductible.