At our early service, we move at a slower pace with time to reflect and listen in the quiet. This Sunday, we welcome Rachel Childress as our guest preacher. As our voyage of voices nears an end, we consider the movement of the Spirit, inviting us to see in new ways. This quote from Clarence Jordan may guide our thoughts for Sunday: “Jesus said it is not enough to limit your love to your own nation, to your own race, to your own group. You must respond with love even to those outside of it, respond with love to those who hate you.”
Rachel Smith Childress grew up as a “preacher’s kid”, primarily in Louisville, Ky. She earned her undergraduate degree at the University of Kentucky. Her graduate work was done at Lexington Theological Seminary where she earned an MA and did some post degree work. After working in the public sector, private sector and higher education, Rachel began her ministry at Lexington Habitat for Humanity in 2006 where she is the CEO.
She and her late husband, Bazz, began attending CBC regularly in 1979. Their daughters, Julianna and Delaney, grew up here. The family now includes one son-in-law (Mark), one daughter-in-law (Alex), one granddaughter (Claire) and two grand dogs. They all live in the greater Nashville area..