Who We Are

WHat is CLC?

The Gilmer Christian Learning Center is a 501 (c) 3 non -profit Released Time Education ministry in Gilmer County that teaches courses in Bible to Public High School students and Middle School Students for free elective credit. The CLC is a ministry that receives no government support and is run by a six-person staff and a Board of Directors and supported by individuals, churches, and businesses in Gilmer County. Read more…

Our Mission

The Gilmer Christian Learning Center exists to provide a comfortable, yet challenging environment where the teens of Gilmer County can encounter God through Jesus Christ and respond to His plan and purpose for their lives.

Our Beliefs

The Gilmer Christian Learning Center is not affiliated with a denomination and is supported by local churches of various denominations and theological traditions. However, we are an evangelical Christian ministry.  Read more…


Our History

The Gilmer Christian Learning Center (CLC) was founded in 1985 through the hard work and dedicated prayers of many local Ellijay men and women. The CLC has been guided by a Board of Directors since it’s inception. The day-to-day staff has included many excellent Directors, teachers and administrative assistants. Past directors include Roger Blankenship, Sid Webb, Travis Crouch, and  Caleb Land. Jennifer Colson is the current Director of the CLC with Kristin Taffin serving beside her as the Assistant Director. Our CLC Ministry Assistant is Lauren Gonzales. Buddy Smith is our high school Intro to CLC teacher and Keslan Martin serves as our Advanced CLC teacher. At our middle school location, we have Mrs. Jessi teaching the 6th, 7th and 8th graders. Over 8,000 students have been impacted through classes at the CLC during its 35-year history. The CLC currently serves around 600 students per year.

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