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Rev. Bill Britt

Bill Britt has served as the senior pastor of Peachtree Road since June, 2008.  He is a native of Thomaston, Georgia, and a graduate of Stetson University in DeLand, Florida (Bachelor in Arts), Candler School of Theology of Emory University (Master of Divinity), and United Theological Seminary in Dayton, Ohio (Doctor of Ministry).

His previous appointments include Ebenezer UMC in Forsyth (1981-1984), associate minister at Trinity-on-the-Hill UMC in Augusta (1984-1988), Trinity UMC in Cartersville (1988-1997), and the First UMC in Athens (1997-2008).

Bill and his wife Wendie have two children, Sara and Will.  Sara is married to Diogo Pereira and they have two children, Lidia and Lucas.  Will is married to Gina Kim.  Bill enjoys playing golf, reading, and annual family vacations at the beach.


Weekly Messages


  • Palm Sunday

Palm Sunday & Holy Week

April 12, 2019

Dear Peachtree Road Family,

I hope this note finds you well. As I write these words, we are merely hours away from Palm Sunday and the beginning of Holy Week. This is one of our favorite Sundays of the year here at Peachtree Road. The children entering the sanctuary waving their palm branches, the beautiful music offered by the choirs, and, yes, having our favorite donkey “Jerusalem” leading the procession at

  • Journey Through Lent

Moving Through the Lenten Season

April 5, 2019

Dear Peachtree Road Family,

I hope this note finds you well and enjoying the springtime weather. Sunday promises to be a very good day here at Peachtree Road. In worship, we will continue with our series of messages around the theme “Faithful.” Each week we have been thinking about a different challenge to living an abundant life. Two weeks ago, we considered what to do when “the wrong seems so strong.”

  • Bill Britt baptizes a baby

A Power That Transcends

March 29, 2019

Dear Peachtree Road Family,

I hope this note finds you well. Sunday promises to be another great day at Peachtree Road. We will continue our Lenten series entitled “Faithful,” and this week we will be thinking about how to respond when people disappoint you. I encourage you to read Luke 15 and in preparation for the message.

The writer Terry Kay was a part of my former church in Athens, and I

In Pursuit of an Authentic Peace

March 8, 2019

Dear Peachtree Road Family,

I hope this note finds you well. I realize some in our congregation have been out of town the last week on spring break. We have missed you and hope to see all of you this Sunday at Peachtree Road.

As we move into the forty-day season of Lent, I am sensing a strong pull by the Holy Spirit for our church to be a community of faith

  • Bill preach crowd

I Love Each of You

Dear Peachtree Road Family,

The special called session of the General Conference of the United Methodist Church has ended. In the last hour of the final session, delegates approved the “Traditional Plan” offered by the Commission on the Way Forward. What that means is that the General Conference has upheld its prohibition of gay weddings officiated by United Methodist clergy or taking place in United Methodist churches as well as the prohibition of

To Be with the People

February 22, 2019

Dear Peachtree Road Family,

I hope you are doing well.  At the close of this week’s note, I will offer you a prayer to pray in the coming for days, but first let me begin by sharing three new ministry initiatives we are undertaking for this year.  In last week’s sermon, I mentioned that one of the most important words in the English language is “with.”  In last week’s Gospel lesson