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The Rev. Sarah Jackson Shelton

The Rev. Sarah Jackson Shelton is pastor of the Baptist Church of the Covenant in Birmingham, Alabama.

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The Rev. Sarah Jackson Shelton

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The Rev. Sarah Jackson Shelton is senior pastor of the Baptist Church of the Covenant in Birmingham, AL, part of the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship. Sarah is a graduate of Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, KY, earning the M.R.E. and M.Div. degrees. She served several churches in Alabama before becoming the interim at Covenant in 2000, and then senior pastor in 2002.

In 2004 Sarah was featured in a Time magazine arrticle as one of the rare examples of women preachers in pulpits of "tall steeple churches," alone with Joanna Adams and Susan Andrews.


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The Rev. Sarah Jackson Shelton

Is the Lord with Us or Not?

Exodus 17:1-7

16th Sunday after Pentecost - Year A

September 28, 2014

The Rev. Sarah Jackson Shelton (CBF)

It had been a particularly long day, and I was anxious to get home to put on sweat pants and enjoy a quiet dinner with my family. Our son, David, was only three years old, and he attended the preschool in the basement of the church where I was working. I walked down three long flights of steps and added his bags, artwork, and daily report to my already full briefcase. Juggling these things, I finally got him settled in his car seat for the trip home. 

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The Rev. Sarah Jackson Shelton

A Daughter's Faith

Mark 5:21-43

Proper 8 - Year B

June 28, 2009

The Rev. Sarah Jackson Shelton (CBF)

As I came into the office one morning recently, I realized that I had a large manila envelope on my desk.  Thinking that it was probably some promotional materials for the pastor and his wife, I was just beginning to drop it into the recycle bin when I recognized the name on the return address.  It read:  Dr. William A. Hull.  Dr. Hull is an esteemed Baptist pastor and professor having taught at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary and, more recently, at Samford University.  So my curiosity was immediately piqued.

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June 21, 2009

The Sleeping Jesus

The Rev. Sarah Jackson Shelton (CBF)

The Rev. Sarah Jackson Shelton, pastor of Baptist Church of the Covenant in Birmingham, AL, encourages us to wake the sleeping Jesus in the midst of the storms of our lives.
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March 18, 2007

There's a Party Goin' On 'Round Here

The Rev. Sarah Jackson Shelton (CBF)

The Rev. Sarah Shelton faithfully attends to the story of the prodigal son and explores the extravagant love of God that embraces sinners and the righteous alike.

The Rev. Sarah Jackson Shelton

The Rev. Sarah Shelton - Day1 Podcast Extra

The Rev. Sarah Jackson Shelton (CBF)

The Rev. Sarah Jackson Shelton, senior pastor of Baptist Church of the Covenant in Birmingham, Alabama, shares her personal insights and experiences of preaching.

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February 11, 2007

Blessing or Curse?

The Rev. Sarah Jackson Shelton (CBF)

The Rev. Sarah Jackson Shelton explores the Sermon on the Plain and calls us to be attentiive to the way in which we recognize how we are already blessed by God and to share that blessing with others.