The Rev. Sarah Jackson Shelton

Denomination: Cooperative Baptist Fellowship (CBF)
Organization: Baptist Church of the Covenant

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.

Day1 Weekly Programs by The Rev. Sarah Jackson Shelton

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Blessing or Curse?

Friday October 24, 2008
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.

There's a Party Goin' On 'Round Here

Friday October 24, 2008
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 Sleeping Jesus

Friday October 24, 2008
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.

A Daughter's Faith

Friday October 24, 2008
The Rev. Dr. Sarah Jackson Shelton, Baptist pastor in Birmingham, AL, explores the example of the woman with a hemorrhage who approached Jesus in faith.

Is the Lord with Us or Not?

Friday October 24, 2008
Sarah Jackson Shelton explores what's behind the Israelites' complaints to Moses early on their exodus, and helps us see that we can welcome suffering as an opportunity to discover the presence of God.

Sarah Shelton: A Big Fish Tale: Worthy or Willing?

Friday October 24, 2008
The Rev. Sarah Shelton calls us to a willingness not to be afraid, to be bigger than those painful defining words that sound off in our heads and hearts, and to answer the nudge of God with “Here am I, send me.” It’s only in answering yes to God that we find the negative voices go silent.

Radio by The Rev. Sarah Jackson Shelton

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The Rev. Sarah Shelton - Day1 Podcast Extra

Friday October 24, 2008
The Rev. Sarah Jackson Shelton, senior pastor of Baptist Church of the Covenant in Birmingham, Alabama, shares her personal insights and experiences of preaching.