CMDA Augusta provides a variety of programs, support, training, and ministry opportunities to Christian healthcare professionals in the Augusta, GA, and surrounding communities of the Central Savannah River Area.

Where we are involved

Schools & Campuses

Augusta University, Medical College of Georgia (MCG) at AU

Dental College of Georgia (DCG) at AU

Meetings & Activities

Various Small Group Bible Study/Prayer Groups, Luncheon, Fellowship Dinners, Meet and Greet with Local Health Professionals and Students, Global Health Outreach (GHO) and Medical Education International (MEI) mission trips

CMDA Dental Fellowship at Augusta University

CMDA Medical Fellowship at Augusta University

CMDA National Convention

Global Mission Health Conference



We are actively pursuing to create prayer and Bible Study groups to deepen our commitment to Christian discipleship.  We are also active in Medical and Dental Schools at Augusta University.


We offer various international mission opportunities through Global Health Outreach®, Medical Education International, and other ministries under CMDA.  We also partner with local churches and other mission organizations to carry out medical missions.


We provide various communities that create fellowship and encouragement for medical professionals as well as for their family.  There is a very active ministry for medical wives in Augusta.

Our focus

Join us in our call to reach out to healthcare professionals and students in Augusta and all the communities in the CSRA through financial partnership! We are in the business of changing the heart of healthcare providers to win the community for Christ!


Mission Opportunities

Medical, surgical, & dental trips that come along side national partners who are making disciples, planting churches, and evangelizing. Join us along with our partner ministries:


Augusta Area Leadership

Masaki Chiba

Masaki Chiba, M.Div

Area Director

After serving as a pastor of local congregations for the past 20 years (15 years in Augusta area), Masaki came on board to the CMDA Augusta as the Area Director in August 2019.  With the support of his wife Charisse, he leads the COMDA Augusta as a chaplain, cheerleader, and coordinator of various ministries.

Andy Sanders

Andy Sanders, MD

Associate Director

Andy founded CMDA Augusta chapter and had been the Area Director for the past 20 years.  While he stepped down from the role of the Area Director, along with his wife Ilene, he continues to be active in international missions and community development.

Richard Sams

Richard Sams, MD, MA

Council Chair

Rick joined the Augusta Council and took over the chairmanship in August 2019.  With the support of his wife Teri, he is actively involved with various ministries of CMDA Augusta including on MCG at Augusta University, where he teaches as a faculty member of Family medicine and The Center for Bioethics and Health Policy.

Gary Beaudreau

Gary Beaudreau, DMD

Dental Area Coordinator

Gary is in general dental practice in Augusta, Georgia. He came to know Christ personally while an undergraduate then later graduated from Medical College of Georgia School of Dentistry. Gary volunteered for years in dental student ministry (Medical Campus Outreach) at Augusta University DCG leading student discipleship groups. 

We would love to hear from you.

Chapter Contact Information

CMDA Augusta

809 Alta Vista Ave., North Augusta, SC 29841

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