Teaching Session Speaker Rachel Billups

Rev. Rachel Billups is a visionary, leader, speaker and author. Currently she serves as senior pastor at Ginghamsburg Church, a multi-campus ministry in Tipp City/Dayton, Ohio. Billups draws on her love of people and passion to explore new venues for ministry and mission.

Billups is an ordained elder within The United Methodist Church and holds a bachelor’s degree in bible/religion and history from Anderson University in Anderson, Indiana and a master of divinity from Duke Divinity School in Durham, North Carolina.

Most days you can find Billups reaching out—praying online, hosting Open Table gatherings in her home, or enjoying moments with husband Jon and their four loves: Adeline, Christopher, David, and Sarah. She also might be cheering for those Duke Blue Devils and The OSU Buckeyes.

Billups is a popular speaker for national gatherings and has recently authored “Be Bold: Finding Your Fierceas well as co-authoring “Down to Earth: Hopes and Fears of all the Year Are Met in Thee Tonight” and “Sent: Delivering the Gift of Hope at Christmas”—all by Abingdon Press. You can find her on social media at: @rlbillups.


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