The Rev. Julie Pennington-Russell

Denomination: Cooperative Baptist Fellowship (CBF)
Organization: First Baptist Church Decatur

The Rev. Julie Pennington-Russell is the pastor of First Baptist Church in Decatur, GA.

Julie came to Decatur First Baptist in August of 2007. Before moving to Decatur Julie served as pastor of Calvary Baptist Church in Waco, TX, and Nineteenth Avenue Baptist Church in San Francisco, CA. Julie is married to Tim Pennington-Russell, a website designer and sometimes poet and bass player. They have two teenage children, Taylor and Lucy. Willie the bulldog completes the family. Because of their ridiculously long last name, many people simply refer to the Pennington-Russells as "The P-Rs."

Julie received her B.A. in Communicative Disorders from the University of Central Florida in Orlando in 1981; an M.Div. From the Golden Gate Baptist Theological Seminary in Mill Valley, California, in 1985; and is in the final phase of completing a D.Min. at Baylor's George W. Truett Baptist Theological Seminary. She loves the poetry of Billy Collins, movies about redemption and second chances, long dinners with friends, Ben & Jerry's New York Super Fudge Chunk and jotting down notes for that book she's been writing for about 20 years. Mostly Julie is crazy about the Church and loves to lean with the people of God toward "big picture, kingdom of God stuff."

Day1 Weekly Programs by The Rev. Julie Pennington-Russell

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Our First Calling

Friday October 24, 2008
The Rev. Julie Pennington-Russell is the pastor of First Baptist Church in Decatur, GA.

A Word for the Wind and the Waves

Friday October 24, 2008
The Rev. Julie Pennington-Russell is the pastor of First Baptist Church in Decatur, GA.

Television by The Rev. Julie Pennington-Russell

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Conversation with Julie Pennington-Russell

Friday October 24, 2008
Video podcast extra from Day1.org: Day1 host Peter Wallace talks with the Rev. Julie Pennington-Russell, pastor of First Baptist Church of Decatur, GA.

Hair on Fire - The Rev. Julie Pennington-Russell on 30 Good Minutes

Friday October 24, 2008
The Rev. Julie Pennington-Russell gives a short sermon on the fears and anxieties in our busy lives. Learning to cast off those fears with God's love, she says, are the keys to peace.

Conversation with Julie Pennington-Russell - A 30 Good Minutes Interview

Friday October 24, 2008
The Rev. Julie Pennington-Russell discusses her 30 Good Minutes sermon, "Hair on Fire," and the many stressful moments of her own life and that of the church.

Radio by The Rev. Julie Pennington-Russell

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Rev. Julie Pennington-Russell - Podcast Extra 2008

Friday October 24, 2008
Julie Pennington-Russell discusses the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship and its relationship with the Southern Baptist denomination and women in the church.