Make smart, God-honoring decisions about the space you use in ministry

Ready to build or renovate? Before you do, let’s work together to understand the big picture. Even well-meaning, dedicated teams can be so eager to solve today’s challenge that they undermine the story you’re trying to tell or miss an option that will work better over the long haul. No building can do the work of ministry, but a thoughtful process and disciplined design can prepare you to be more effective.


A well-articulated purpose simplifies
decision-making and builds unity
around a challenging project.

Good City® can help you understand space requirements, and account for the motives and vision that drive your work.

  • Put the why, what and how of your organization into words
  • Seek counsel without surrendering leadership responsibility
  • Catalog the spaces and features that should be part of the solution
  • Map out a flexible strategy for growth


Great design is the product
of discipline. Not dollars.

Good City® will lead a team of architects, interior designers and engineers, committed to your ministry’s values and success, to help you make smart choices.

  • Benefit from wisdom gained through years of experience
  • Explore multiple options early and minimize second guessing
  • See what’s possible through digital models and inspiring images.
  • Be good stewards of time and resources


Walking a project through construction
isn’t your day job – it’s ours.

Good City® will shepherd your project through the complex world of codes and construction.

  • Choose a project delivery method that matches your priorities and values
  • Work closely with construction professionals to avoid expensive mid-course corrections
  • Monitor construction progress and expenses



Need to get ideas on the table quickly?
Want to engage your people in the work ahead?
Accomplish both. From DayONE.

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Chances are, none of these church’s stories match yours. But as far as they’re concerned, Good City® nailed it.
We blended new and old and resources and dreams to build compelling platforms for ministry.


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We’ve worked with some amazing people


Emmanuel Baptist Church Mauldin
First Baptist Church Gaffney
Tryon Presbyterian
Taylors First Baptist Church
Grassy Pond Baptist Church Gaffney
QuestChurch Grovetown GA
State Street Baptist Church
Edwards Road Baptist Church Greenville
Palmetto Baptist Church Powdersville
J Davis Construction
R D Brown Construction
Advent UMC
Fourth Presbyterian Church
North Hills Community Church
Westminster Spartanburg
Heritage Bible Church
Capstone Church
St Matthew BC
Talatha Baptist Church


Augusta Road Baptist Church, Greenville, SC
Bethlehem Baptist Church, Simpsonville, SC
Christ Church Episcopal School, Greenville, SC
Christian Heritage Church, Greer, SC
Church of the Holy Comforter, Martinez, GA
Concord Baptist Church, Anderson, SC
Eastminster Presbyterian Church, Simpsonville, SC
Episcopal Church of the Advent, Spartanburg, SC
First ARP Church, Gastonia, NC
First Baptist Church, North Augusta, SC
First Presbyterian Church, Gastonia, NC
Friendship Baptist Church, Lugoff, SC
Golden Corner Church, Walhalla, SC
Heritage Bible Church, Greer, SC
Journey Church, Huntersville, NC
Mosaic United Methodist Church, Evans, GA
Mitchell Road Presbyterian Church, Greenville, SC
Mountain Creek Baptist Church, Greenville, SC
Prince of Peace Catholic Church, Taylors, SC
Redeemer Presbyterian Church, Moore, SC
Shandon Baptist Church, Columbia, SC
Eastside Presbyterian Church, Greenville, SC
Shannon Forest Christian School, Greenville, SC
St. George Greek Orthodox Cathedral, Greenville
St. Mark United Methodist Church, Seneca, SC
Wesley United Methodist Church, Evans, GA
Westminster Presbyterian Church, Greenville, SC


  • Ron is practical, creative, and listens well. He identified what makes us who we are, combined it with our space and budget, and found what works. He’s a man of faith who’s passionate about mission.

    Carolyn Moore, Pastor, Mosaic United Methodist Church, Evans, GA
  • Ron was with us at every step of our arduous journey. He answered our questions,  gave us options, and brainstormed with us. His understanding of the inner workings of a church were invaluable.

    Dr. Craig Karriker, Chair, Building Committee, Gaffney First Baptist Church
  • It‘s rare to accomplish all of the project goals, on schedule and under budget, but that’s what we were able to accomplish, in great part due to your experience and wise counsel.

    Mike C. Harris, Building Committee Chairman, First Presbyterian Church in Augusta, GA
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  • Ron cared about us as an organization, beyond just a client relationship. He tried to understand our personality and goals first and then find ways to meet our priorities.

    L. Arthur Ringger, Executive Pastor, Fellowship Greenville, Greenville, SC
  • The Vestry’s unanimous approval is a result of a process that, for us, was a spiritual journey. . It was obvious that you were guided as much by deeply held Christian principles as by your training as an architect.

    Mickey A. Pierce, Senior Warden, The Episcopal Church of the Advent, Spartanburg, SC
  • Ron ably guided us and worked within our timeframe. He exhibited personal faith, a calm and patient demeanor, communication skills, and planning expertise, that made the entire process rewarding.

    J. Richard Cottingham, PE, Co-Chair, Building Team, St. Mark United Methodist Church, Seneca, SC
  • We were impressed that Ron was able to make our vision into something greater than we‘d dreamed. He led us with grace. Our meetings were productive, instructive and enjoyable.

    The Rev. Dr. Cynthia Taylor, Church of the Holy Comforter, Martinez, GA
  • They took the time to understand our purpose and vision and methodology for doing what God has called us to do. We are grateful they worked within both our budget and culture.

    Dan Brooks, Pastor, Heritage Bible Church, Greer, SC
  • Mr. Geyer listened to our ideas, separated desires from needs, and helped us develop a plan that was unique, functional and adaptable. He understands church politics and faith-based principles.

    J. Wade Padgett, Building Committee Chair, Wesley United Methodist Church, Evans, GA
  • Positive in outlook, good to work with, and gave us a product we’ll enjoy. They dealt with both the design and the interpersonal challenges that arise when artistic sensibilities run into financial realities.

    Dick Lincoln, Pastor, Shandon Baptist Church, Columbia, SC
  • You challenged us to state our Mission and where we thought God was leading us. You led us through a process of assessing our needs, with the result that we were unified in our concept and mission.

    R. Dean Hackett, Chairman, Facilities Planning Team, Eastminister Presbyterian Church
  • Good City didn’t start by asking us what kind of building we wanted, but rather, asked us who we were and who we were trying to reach. The design was born out of those conversations. They listened.

    John Kenney, Pastor, Quest Church, Grovetown, GA



Ron Geyer

About Good City

In Jeremiah 29:7, God’s people are told to seek the welfare (good) of the city to which they are sent. Centuries later, Jonathan Edwards reminded us that a man of “right spirit” has concern for the city in which he dwells. Voices as diverse as Aristotle, Isaiah, Kemmis and Keller have spoken to the redemptive power of the built environment.  Architecture can’t save us, but it has the power to symbolize and serve the best that we can envision.  It’s our hope that Good City® will be part of projects that have an impact greater than their footprint.

Ronald E. Geyer, AIA, NCIDQ, Principal

Ron Geyer is an architect and interior designer with more than 30 years experience serving ministries, businesses and cultural organizations. Along the way, he’s become a master at helping full-time and volunteer leaders spell out the needs and aspirations that drive important projects, rally supporters, and equip churches to reach and serve the community. In the process, he’s produced great buildings that guard resources and speak volumes about what’s going on inside.


Does Good City build churches?

No. We design them. Our job is to help you figure out what’s best for your ministry and resources. If that means a new building or renovations (it doesn’t always) we’ll translate what’s been decided into working drawings, help you find the right contractor, and be there through the entire construction process.

Does Good City participate in “design-build” projects?

Yes. We’ve been successful using design-build, construction manager at risk (sometimes called “negotiated”), traditional design-bid-build, and a few more project delivery methods. But we don’t think one particular approach is “best” for all circumstances. Each offers advantages and challenges that should be matched to your ministry’s priorities.

How much do Good City’s services cost?

It depends. (Sorry). Both construction costs and design compensation are driven by complexity of the project, the efficiency of the owner’s decision-making process, and the timeline. Good City is uncomplicated and efficient. Our greatest value comes through our experience with and insight into the needs of Christian ministry and the realities of “doing church.” We’ll be happy to propose a precise fee once we know more about you and the challenges you’re facing.

What style buildings does Good City design?

We don’t show up with a particular style in mind, but confess a preference for simple structures that stand the test of time and can accommodate the changing needs of ministry. We’ve served a variety of denominations (and non-denominations), worship styles, vintages, and cultures, and have always sought to find an aesthetic that serves the goals and honors the heritage of each.

What if my church isn’t nearby?

Fortunately, architecture and construction aren’t short order cooking. Good City typically works in the Carolinas and Georgia, and engages consultants in the communities where we work. A two- or three-hour drive simply means we’ll have thought through the issues just a little bit longer.

How do we get started?

Call or email Good City at the number or address at the bottom of this page. We’d love to learn more about your ministry!


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  • Email: rgeyer [at]
  • Phone: (864) 360-9292
  • PO Box 27234
    Greenville, South Carolina


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