Bringing the gospel of Jesus Christ to love and empower families of downtown Augusta to create a flourishing neighborhood


To see God being glorified through the families of downtown Augusta creating flourishing neighborhoods

Our History

In 2010, Hope for Augusta grew out of a bible study for children in the downtown Augusta neighborhood. Rick Keuroglian, one of the founders, and First Presbyterian Church recruited staff to build the organization with tutoring, mentorship and art program impacting students from grades K-12.

Stephen Pittman - Director, After School Programs

 Stephen has been on staff with Hope for Augusta since August of 2011. He is from Carrollton, Georgia and graduated from Toccoa Falls College with a B.A. in Biblical Studies. He has a beautiful wife named Amy and 4 children (Caileigh, Emma, Connor, and Lilly). Stephen is passionate about seeing at-risk children and youth flourish in Christ, especially academically. For fun, Stephen likes to spend time with his family, read, and play guitar.


Candyn Turman - Associate Director

Candyn has been on staff with Hope for Augusta since January of 2016. She is from Roswell, Georgia and graduated from Georgia Southern University with a B.A. in General Studies: Religion, Sociology and Sustainability. She is married to a wonderful man who volunteers with the ministry named Tevin. Candyn is passionate about getting to know the inner city students and families and living life-on-life with them, encouraging them and being a friend, as well as sharing the love of the Lord with them. For fun, Candyn likes to ride bikes, go to Hawks games, play basketball, and be adventurous.

Meghann Robinson - Director of Arts, Arrow Institute of Art

Meghann has been on staff since spring of 2013. She is from Barnwell, SC and graduated from USC Aiken with bachelors in Fine Arts. She is passionate about finding ways to show kids that beauty can be found in everything. For fun, Meghann likes photography, coffee and live music. She and her husband Chris have been married since November 2015.


Julie Brashear - Development Coordinator

Julie has been on staff since February 2016. She spent her childhood and young adulthood in northeast Ohio and raised her family in Rock Hill, South Carolina and in Davenport, Iowa. She moved to North Augusta with her husband, Richard in February 2015. In addition to being married to Richard, she is the mother of three grown children. Julie has a B.S. in Integrated Life Sciences from Kent State University and a M.A. in Child Development from University of Akron. She loves to build bridges with people in all kinds of settings and to come alongside families to support and strengthen them. Julie enjoys kayaking, camping, hiking, and spending time with her three grandchildren.

Mike Rosser - Walton Oaks Coordinator