Introducing the Reverend Amy Violette

It is a special occasion to be a part of the ordination of a friend. I try to offer gifts for them to remember this exciting time, so I take pictures…

I met Amy Violette when I was an administrator at First Baptist Church of Decatur. She arrived as an intern to the then-pastor Julie Pennington Russell. She was a fast talking, confident, preaching woman of God who wore cowboy boots through the heat of the summer. We became fast friends. She asked good questions and listened deeply.

I am so happy that she has been ordained to the ministry. She now lives in Nashville and will soon start a church to serve people who have been excluded and harmed by church and closed theology. This is so needed in the world.

My heart swells with hope for her. Here are some pics:

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