Millie Atkinson

I was blessed to grow up in a Christian home in the Lower Richland community outside of Columbia, SC. I accepted Jesus into my heart in the 3rd grade at the local public school after a student teacher from Columbia Bible College visited my classroom and shared the Gospel. My family led by example as we were active in Lebanon United Methodist Church.

During my young adult years I did not walk close to the Lord, but by His grace He drew me back to Him when our children were young. We joined Mt. Bethel UMC in 1988. Unfortunately, I did not know the Bible and I remember praying about 20 years ago, "Lord, I want to know you better." He answered that prayer by opening up a Disciple Bible Study Class which I was in for 2 years. After that a friend invited me to Bible Study Fellowship which I have been active in for the last 18 years. Bible Study Fellowship is an interdenominational Bible study in which you study small sections of the Bible each year covering most of the Bible over a 7 year period. Truly it is through this study that I have come to know the Lord.

By profession I am a registered nurse, having graduated from the Medical University of S.C. and later getting my Master's Degree in Counseling. I worked at the Medical University of S.C. for 9 years before moving to Marietta with my family. For 10 years I worked part time in pharmaceutical sales.

I have a wonderful Christian husband, Paul, and two beautiful Christian daughters.

Presently I am serving as a full time volunteer in Bible Study Fellowship as a Discussion Leader and working with women of all ages at Mt. Bethel in "The Circles" or teaching Bible Study in the summer.

Over the past few years I have become increasingly concerned about our culture, which seems to be unraveling before our very eyes. The Areopagus has provided a wonderful opportunity for me to learn how Christians can face the challenges and opportunities of living in a post-modern and post-Christian society and culture. It is a privilege to work with Dr. Jefrey Breshears in this ministry.