The Rev. Dr. Jarrod Longbons

Denomination: Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) (CC(DC))
Organization: Peachtree Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), Atlanta, GA

The Rev. Dr. Jarrod Longbons is the sixth Senior Minister of Peachtree Christian Church in its illustrious 95-year history. Dr. Longbons and his wife Colleen are natives of Central Illinois, and both have been blessed to come from Christian homes. As a teenager, Dr. Longbons sensed a calling to vocational ministry and has spent his entire adult life pursuing this calling. He preached his first sermon at age fifteen, and he has since served in each of the three main branches of the Campbell-Stone Movement: Disciples of Christ, Independent Christian Churches, and Churches of Christ. This experience combined with the movement’s ethos toward unity has shaped Dr. Longbons’ deep desire for interdenominational Christian unity and authentic community.

Dr. Longbons has an undergraduate degree in theology and homiletics from Lincoln Christian University, and a master’s degree in contemporary theology focusing on theology, philosophy, and ecology. He earned his PhD in theology from the University of Nottingham under the supervision of John Milbank. Dr. Longbons’ research focuses on the doctrine of creation, ecology, and the church as a “community of creation.” In addition to serving the local church and his theological scholarship, Dr. Longbons has enjoyed the occasional adjunct teaching position and opportunities to guest lecture. His wife Colleen has been an indispensable part of his ministry for over ten years, first as a volunteer to youth and then later as a mentor to young women and as a member of various groups: worship teams, book clubs, Bible classes, and children’s programs. Dr. Longbons describes Colleen as his, “partner in redemption” who “enchants the world.” They have two daughters and a son.

Day1 Weekly Programs by The Rev. Dr. Jarrod Longbons

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Jarrod Longbons: Don't Overlook the First Command

Tuesday October 20, 2020
Dr. Jarrod Longbons says loving others as ourselves--the second great command--may seem easier, to treat another person with justice, compassion, charity, and grace. But don't neglect the first great command, even though it’s not easy to imagine loving a God who is beyond being, ineffable, and mysterious with our whole being.

Jarrod Longbons: An Answer for Our Ruminations

Tuesday October 06, 2020
Dr. Jarrod Longbons offers helpful guidance in dealing with toxic ruminating. Paul’s words in Philippians 4 can help as well: to ruminate instead of what is true, noble, right, pure, lovely, admirable, excellent, praiseworthy—to think about such things.