Dr. Nancy Penton

Adjunct Professor

Rev. Dr. Nancy Penton graduated from McAfee School of Theology with a Master of Divinity in December 2007 and a Doctor of Ministry in Christian Spirituality in December 2013. She serves as an adjunct professor at McAfee, where she has taught classes in Spiritual Formation and Spiritual Discernment since the fall of 2013. In addition, Rev. Dr. Penton has taught classes in Spiritual Formation and the Life and Practice of Prayer for the Baugh Center for Baptist Leadership‘s Christian Leadership Formation program since the fall of 2018. She also taught an adjunct class in Christian Spirituality at Carson-Newman College in the fall of 2019.

Rev. Dr. Penton is an ordained minister, a board-certified chaplain, a trained spiritual director, and a retreat facilitator. Her prior career was in medical technology in the health care field. Rev. Dr. Penton serves on the leadership team at Liberty Vineyard Church where she leads spiritual retreats and preaches several times a year. She and her husband, G. Allen Penton, live in the Atlanta area. They are parents to three adult sons and grandparents to eight precious and precocious children. The Pentons enjoy photography, travel, and visiting national parks.

View Rev. Dr. Penton’s CV.


  • D.Min., McAfee School of Theology, Mercer University, 2013
  • M.Div., McAfee School of Theology, Mercer University, 2007
  • B.A., Trinity International University

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