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Author Julie Pennington-Russell

Julie Pennington-Russell is senior pastor of the First Baptist Church of the City of Washington, D.C.

Many people are wrestling with the loss of loved ones as COVID-19 spreads around the world, but the final cruelty of the pandemic is its forced separation from those we love, just when we need togetherness the most. […] Read More

Anyone who thinks the immigration issue is simple is not paying attention. This is a complex, difficult challenge for which there are no easy answers. Immigration has always been fraught with complication. […] Read More


This sermon was delivered by Julie Pennington-Russell, pastor of First Baptist Church in Decatur, Ga., at McAfee School of Theology in Atlanta, Ga., on March 17, 2009. Psalm 23 The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not want. He makes me lie down in green pastures; he leads me beside still waters; he restores my […] Read More