Rev. Penny Pitts
Salem East - Serving Conyers, Covington, Grayson, Lawrenceville, Loganville, Lithonia, Snellville, Monroe
In Reverend Penny Pitts is found a standard of excellence and a great compassion for God's people. She is a ready and willing vessel of the Lord and desires to be used by Him to preach and teach the Word of God! Rev. Pitts has a passion for ensuring the Great Commission (Matt. 28.19-20) is preached and taught throughout the world! Her love for God and His Word is reflected in her dedication and commitment in the Gospel ministry. She truly believes there is transformation power for daily living found only in the Word of God!
Rev. Penny Pitts is the youngest of ten children, seven girls and three boys, born to Humphrey Pitts, Sr. (deceased) and Viola Pitts of Hawkinsville, Georgia.
Rev. Pitts accepted Jesus Christ as her Lord and Savior and was baptized at the age of eight. She joined the Oak Grove Missionary Baptist Church in Hawkinsville, Georgia where she sang in the Adult and Young Adult choirs from an early age until she left to attend college. She also was an avid Bible study student and served in the Young Ladies' Missions Department.
Rev. Penny Pitts was licensed to preach the Gospel of Jesus Christ on December 12, 1999 and ordained May 21, 2006 from Salem Missionary Baptist Church in Lilburn, Georgia under the leadership of Rev. Dr. Richard B. Haynes. Under the capable leadership of Dr. Haynes, Reverend Pitts served as an Associate Minister, New Members' Lead Instructor, Minister of Home/Foreign Missions, Christian Education Lead Instructor and Christian Education Board Member. Rev. Pitts currently serves as a Fellowship Cell Pastor.
Rev. Pitts holds a Masters degree in Christian Education from Luther Rice Seminary in Lithonia, Georgia, and a B.B.A. degree in Business Administration with an emphasis in Marketing from State University of West Georgia in Carrollton, Georgia. She plans to pursue a doctoral degree in Christian Education.
Prior to full-time ministry work, Rev. Pitts worked in the corporate arena as a Financial Analyst and Project Management for several Fortune 500 companies which included Harris Space Systems Corporation, Scientific-Atlanta, Kendall/Sherwood, Davis & Geck, The Equitable, The Coca-Cola Company and the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta. Currently, Rev. Pitts is employed by (FIS) Fidelity National Information Services as a Project Manager for Fidelity Bill Pay Implementations. Reverend Pitts' prior full-time ministry work includes Family Christian Stores, serving as a Customer Service Representative; The Georgia Baptist Foundation, an agency of the Georgia (Southern Baptist) Baptist Convention where she served in Trust Accounting and Client Relations and Mt. Moriah Baptist Church, Tucker, Georgia, serving as Christian Education Pastor.
May you be challenged to embrace the Lord Jesus Christ in a greater measure as you receive the Word of the Lord from His handmaiden—Rev. Penny Pitts.