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The Reverend Dr. William E. Flippin, Sr., B.A., M. Div.

b_266_338_16777215_0___images_stories_pastorflippin.JPGThe Reverend Dr. William E. Flippin, Sr., B.A., M. Div., D. Min., is a native of Nashville, Tennessee.   Dr. Flippin holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Mathematics and Business Administration from Fisk University in Nashville, Tennessee.  In addition, Dr. Flippin holds a Master of Divinity (Cum Laude) from Candler School of Theology at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia. While in seminary, he was a scholar for the Benjamin E. Mays Fellowship and The Fund for Theological Education.  Dr. Flippin has a Doctorate of Ministry from McCormick Theological Seminary in Chicago, Illinois. Dr. Flippin is currently a Certified Life Transformational Coach and a Certified Leadership Coach Trainer where his main objective is to Raise Leaders.

Currently, he faithfully serves as Senior Pastor of The Greater Piney Grove Baptist Church in Atlanta, Georgia. Since 1990, Pastor Flippin has led Greater Piney Grove to a unique sense of mission and outreach.  Recently, “The Grove” purchased 22-additional acres on their church property to secure a total of 50+ acres called The Promise Land at Eastlake.

In 2012, Dr. Flippin and The Grove will embark upon two major building projects:
1. The Grove’s Senior Housing (beginning Fall 2012/Winter 2013)
2. A 1500 seat Worship Center (beginning Fall 2012)

Each structure will be built on the church’s current 50+ acre Promise Land property.  

Dr. Flippin also serves as the founder and CEO of The Flippin Legacy Ministries, Inc.; The Pearl Initiative, Inc. (Non-Profit); and Pearls of Great Price Ministries, Inc (For-Profit).  He is the author of five books:

  • In My Father's House
  • Order in the Church
  • Order in the Pulpit
  • God's Order
  • Vision 20/20
Dr. Flippin is also co-author of two new books:
  • All Rise:  Church Staff - Building an Effective Ministry Staff
  • All Rise:  Church Administration - Managing with Ministry Excellence
These two books are lessons of how to build and manage staffing for effective ministry and are based on Dr. Flippin’s thirty-plus years of experience as Pastor.  
Dr. William E. Flippin, Sr. is also a proud LIFE member of the distinguished Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. 

Dr. Flippin has been married for over thirty-seven years to the former Sylvia Taylor, who is a recent retired instructional coach for the DeKalb County School System.  Mrs. Flippin is a graduate of Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee, and holds a Master’s degree in Education from Georgia State University.  Dr. and Mrs. Flippin are the proud parents of three sons who continue the family legacy of preaching, Rev. William E. Flippin, Jr. (Kedra), Rev. Richard C. Flippin and Rev. Joseph C. T. Flippin (Kendall); and one daughter, Miss Sylvia Joi, who is a college student at Alcorn State University in Alcorn, Mississippi.

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Sunday October 2
Holy Communion
Sunday October 9, 9:30 AM - 12:45 PM
Discover The Grove (New Members Orientation)
Sunday October 16
Baby Dedication
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