Rev. Ellynda Lipsey

Rev. Lipsey was born in Pakistan as the daughter of Methodist missionaries, Rev. Dr.  F. W. and Mrs. Ruby Ella Price. She has lived in many places and has loved her experiences in the church around the country and around the world. Following her college years as a Religion major at Millsaps College in Jackson, Mississippi, she became a US-2 National Division Missionary with the Board of Global Ministries.  She served in a Latin American congregation and community center in Long Beach, California and then served as a Church and Community Worker in Appalachia (Tishomingo County, Mississippi). Rev. Lipsey served as a Campus Minister at the University of Mississippi and Emory University.  She has also been on the pastoral staff for the following congregations: Epworth UMC (Candler Park), Hernando UMC, Hinds Chapel UMC, Mt. Zion UMC (Marietta), Glenn Memorial UMC, St. Timothy UMC, Embry Hills UMC.  She served as the Pastor in Charge of John Wesley UMC in Norcross and St. Timothy UMC in Stone Mountain. She is excited to be appointed as the new Senior Pastor at Mountain Park UMC and looks forward to sharing the love of Christ together and getting to know this community.

Rev. Lipsey is married to Hal Lipsey. The Lipseys will celebrate their 36th anniversary in June. In 1995 their foster daughter, Laura Telaku Lipsey Bray, came from Kosovo to become a part of their family. All together the family speaks ten languages.  Pentecost is always one of their favorite Sundays!