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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


  • Christmas Tree Little Girl

The Wonder of Christmas

December 7, 2018

Dear Peachtree Road Family,

I hope you are doing well. At the close of this note I have some important information about parking for upcoming special evening services. However, I want to begin this week by letting you know about three opportunities coming up this Sunday:

  • “The Wonder of Christmas” – we will continue with our series of messages this Advent season as we focus upon “Hope – Giving Up on
  • Chrismon Tree

The Season of Advent Begins!

November 30, 2018

Dear Peachtree Road Family,

I hope this note finds you doing well. I can’t wait for Sunday as we begin the season of advent – a time of preparation for the coming of Christ at Christmas. If you’re like a lot of folks, every year you say you’re going to cut back, keep things simple, and spend time focusing on the real reason for the season – Jesus. However, every year

  • Harvest Sunday Flowers

Happy Thanksgiving!

November 22, 2018

Dear Peachtree Road Family,

Happy Thanksgiving! I am writing you on this Thursday morning to wish you a wonderful holiday and express my gratitude for your faithful support of the ministry of Peachtree Road. As was clearly evident last Sunday, we are abundantly blessed!

  • We were blessed by the work of the Flower Guild – the arrangements on the altar and in the narthex table were stunning!
  • We were blessed by
  • Bill Shaking Hands

Our Thanksgiving Leads to Joy

November 16, 2018

Dear Peachtree Road Family,

I hope you are doing well. I really am looking forward to worship as we celebrate Harvest Sunday here at Peachtree Road. As our hymn for the day reminds us, “We gather together to ask the Lord’s blessings…” Sociologists have discovered a direct correlation between joy and thanksgiving, but it doesn’t work the way you might think. Giving thanks precedes the joy! In other words, if you

  • Prayer

A Time to Recommit Ourselves

November 9, 2018

Dear Peachtree Road Family,

I hope this note finds you doing well. This has been a busy week. On Sunday evening the choir led our congregation in a beautiful Evensong Service to commemorate All Saints Sunday here at Peachtree Road. On Tuesday, voters turned out in large numbers across our nation for the mid-term elections. And on Thursday, we honored the veterans of our congregation with a luncheon at the church.

  • Candles

We Are Thankful

November 2, 2018

Dear Peachtree Road Family,

I hope this note finds you well. I really am looking forward to Sunday as we begin a new series of messages with the theme “We Are Thankful…”

Earlier this year, Jennifer Wallace wrote an article for the Wall Street Journal in which she asserted that one of the great social problems of our day is a sense of entitlement. She quotes psychologist Dr. Richard Weissbourd, faculty director