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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.

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Weekly Messages

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  • 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

  • Acolytes

Through the Eyes of Others

October 26, 2018

Dear Peachtree Road Family,

I want to begin today’s note by letting you know how proud I am of our church.

Earlier this week, Peachtree Road hosted the Leading Edge conference to which the pastors of the 100 largest churches in United Methodism were invited. These pastors spent the better part of three days discussing a range of topics unique to churches our size, sharing best practices with one another, and hearing

  • Cute Baby in Sanctuary

Celebrate the Fruit in Our Midst

October 5, 2018

Dear Peachtree Road Family,

I hope this note finds you well. This week we will continue with our fall series entitled “Fruitful.” Last Sunday in my message, I reflected upon a childhood memory of walking with my granddaddy Arrington through his vegetable garden. I remember him pointing toward the rows that would become beans and corn and squash and tomatoes, but I especially remember the way he cultivated those vegetables. He

  • Bill Baptism

Good Days at Peachtree Road

September 28, 2018

Dear Peachtree Road Family,

I hope this note finds you well. I also hope you are getting as much out of our fall series entitled “Fruitful” as I am. Each week we are considering the fruit of the Spirit as outlined by the Apostle Paul in Galatians 5:

“But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, generosity, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control.” – Galatians 5:22

Last week we

  • Porter Brunson

In Great Number & Spirit

September 21, 2018

Dear Peachtree Road Family,

I hope this note finds you well. Last Sunday was a wonderful day at Peachtree Road as we worshiped together in great number and spirit. Some of the highlights included:

  • Presenting Bibles to our third graders and then hearing Porter Brunson, one of our third graders, read the scripture lesson for the day
  • Reflecting upon the fruit of peace in our lives and a discovering the Apostle