Meet The Team
Founder & CEO
Dr. Leon & Barbara Beeler
The founders of the City Edge Projects, Inc. (CEP), which falls under the leadership of Gateway Restoration International Network, Inc. (GRIN), are Dr. Leon and Dr. Barbara Beeler. Dr. Leon was born in Indianapolis, Indiana and Dr. Barbara was born in Augusta, GA. They have three sons and have been married for 56 years. Dr. Leon was saved in 1977 and accepted his call to ministry as a Pastor in 1980. Dr. Leon and Barbara have previously pastored two churches and Dr. Leon is a Veteran of the United States Army and also worked in management with BellSouth for 30 years before retiring and going into the ministry full time in 1996. Dr. Barbara was a licensed nurse. Dr. Barbara and her husband, Dr. Leon are the founders of Restoration Theological Seminary, which is committed to providing programs of study in ministerial training and equipping the saints for the work of the ministry. The school plays a key role in training ministers, lay leaders, and the saints through Restoration Theological Seminary. Dr. LeonBeeler has a Th.D. in Theology and DDiv in Divinity. He serves as Senior Chaplain for the Forest Park City Police Department, Vice President of Restoration Theological Seminary, Founder of the Forest Park Minister’s Association, and Director of the City Edge Projects, Inc. Dr.BarbaraBeeler has a Ph.D. in Christian Psychology and a Ph.D. in Clinical Christian Counseling. She is the CEO of Gateway Restoration International Network, Inc. that provides Spiritual Care and Oversight for churches, ministries, Christian schools, Counseling Centers, and ministers. She is the President of Restoration Theological Seminary and has a Christian Counseling Center where Counseling, Life Coaching and Deliverance are some of the services that are provided.
Senior Pastor/Secretary to City Edge Project
Rickey Schoonmaker M.A.
Rickey R. Schoonmaker is the Senior Pastor of Gateway Restoration Church in Forest Park, GA. Pastor Rickey was called to Ministry at the early age of 9 and journeyed through life serving in areas of Community Outreach and Ministry in Atlanta, GA and Detroit, MI. In 2018 he founded Spirit and Life Outreach Ministry where he focused on serving in Courthouse Outreach Ministry in Gwinnett and Fulton Counties. He is the CEO of Spirit and Life Counseling and Anger Management Services also in Forest Park, GA. He specializes in counseling adult men, young men, and teen boys in areas of Anger Management, Inner Healing, Self-Esteem, and Life Coaching. Pastor Rickey has a true heart for God's people and his life journey of dedication to ministry is reflective of this. Rickey is a Certified Chaplain with the American Chaplains Association since 2019. Rickey holds a Bachelor and Master of Arts in Theology, obtained at Restoration Theological Seminary, Forest Park, GA. Pastor Rickey has been a member of the Georgia Christian Counseling Association since 2019. He also serves as an active Board Member of the Forest Park Ministers Association.
Youth & Music Minister Leader
CEO for City Edge Project
Brian Beeler B.S.
Mr. Brian Beeler is Chief Executive Officer of City Edge projects, Inc. and has held this position for the past 15 years. He has been an integral part of the corporation since its inception in 1995. Mr. Beeler has volunteered countless hours to the corporation from participating in the youth rallies to assisting the children with after school teaching GED classes, Food Pantry, and running the overall operations of GRIN. Mr. Beeler has served on the executive Board of City Edge Projects, Inc, and Gateway Restoration International Network (GRIN). Mr. Brian Beeler is a Graduate of Fort Valley State University and holds a BS in Pure Mathematics. He also has earned an A+ Computer Technician Certification from Mercer University ICTS, Qradar Cyber Security Certification, and has earned an ABA approved Paralegal Certificate from Clayton State University. Mr. Beeler is currently working for IBM Internet Security Systems, Inc. as a US Regional SOC Senior Analyst / Team Leader. Mr. Beeler has also worked for the Upward Bound Program at Atlanta Metropolitan College for ten years as a Math Tutor / Counselor and Computer Lab Instructor for high school students who are preparing to go to college.
Administrative Assistant to GRIN
Records & Disbursement Agent to City Edge
Ashley Beeler A.S.
Ashley Beeler holds an Associate of Science in Business Administration from Atlanta Metropolitan State College. She is currently a Film Production student at Clayton State University in Morrow, GA. Ashley has extensive background and experience in Customer Service. She also is fluent in managing and maintaining records of Customer files which includes sensitive and confidential documentation. Previous responsibilities include back office reporting, receiving, and mail. She is also versed in State of Georgia Policy and Procedures, all of which were encompassed within 2.5 year tenure with the Clayton County Tax Commissioners Office. Ashley also serves as an Office Administrator with Gateway Restoration International Network, Inc. Ashley's skills include Word, Excel, Microsoft, Square, and QuickBooks. Ashley is currently an active team member of the GRIN City Edge Project.
First Lady to Pastor Rickey Schoonmaker of GRC
Health Navigator for Choose Healthy Life
Intake & Processing Agent for City Edge
Shalonda Schoonmaker M.A.
Minister Shalonda Schoonmaker is a Licensed and Ordained Minister at Gateway Restoration Church in Forest Park, GA. She is currently a Certified Chaplain with the American Chaplains Association since 2019. Shalonda holds a Bachelor of Arts in Pastoral Counseling and a Master of Arts in Life Coaching received from Restoration Theological Seminary, Forest Park, GA. Shalonda is also a Georgia Board Certified Christian Counselor Therapist and Life Coach. She has previously served in Health Care Administration for 10 years with Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan. Shalonda is passionate about Ministry, Community Outreach, and Health related services, specializing in services for young women. Minister Shalonda is the CFO of Spirit and Life Counseling Services and Founder of Shiloh Almah Restoration (teen-girl mentor program). Shalonda currently serves as a Health Care Navigator (Clayton County) with the "Choose Healthy Life Initiative" partnership with United Way of America and Quest Diagnostics. This is a Nationwide Initiative that facilitates Covid19 Testing (Phase I) and Vaccination (Phase II) opportunities throughout Metro Atlanta. Shalonda is fully committed and dedicated to advocating for the Community of Forest Park and Clayton County Georgia in an effort to achieve Healthy Life and Covid-19 related recovery. Shalonda has extensive experience and specializes in Customer Relations/Customer care, Project Management, Marketing, Special Events Coordinator/ Logistical Planning, Strategic Planning, Statistical Data Reporting, Sales Force, Excel, Word, and Asset Mapping.
Director of Food Pantry
Director of Gateway Food Pantry
470-344-4498 (if not available)
Deacon Terry 678-860-0975
The Gateway Food Pantry is open every 1st Tuesday of the month. Food will be distributed to the public from the hours of 3:00 PM until 4:30 PM. Food is distributed from door #3 at 4981 Phillips Dr., Forest Park, GA 30297. Please drive around the building and pull up to door 3 on your right. Someone will bring you a short form for your contact information. Please remain in your vehicle.
Assistant Director of Food Pantry
Deacon Maynard Terry
Deacon Terry is the assistant director of the Gateway Food Pantry. FREE Food is distributed to anyone in need. We do not have a delivery service but food can be picked up for someone else.
Distribution every 1st Tuesdays 3:00pm-4:30pm
The Apostolic Team is the Presbytery of Gateway Restoration International Network, Inc. It has oversight of all the ministries under the Spiritual Covering of GRIN: ministers, churches, theological seminaries, and outreach ministries of all types, etc. The team provides spiritual leadership, counseling, training, prayer and deliverance. It is responsible for visitation of the ministries and ministers under the spiritual covering to provide: Leadership training, to set in order and help build up their visions, give rest to the spiritual leaders, train their staff, fill-in during vacations or sabbaticals, and to hold revivals, etc.
The Pastoral Team is the ministerial body that carries out the care of the sheep. It consists of the Ministers of Gateway Restoration Church, Pastors, Evangelists, Teachers, and servant ministries such as Deacon/Deaconess. It is responsible for Sunday school, Bible Study, Children Ministry, and Youth and Young Adult Ministries as well as Outreach, etc.