Rev. Dr. L.K. Pendleton affectionately referred to as Pastor K is an ordained Elder in the North Georgia Conference of The United Methodist Church who has preached regionally, nationally, and internationally for churches and civic organizations in the U.S.A. and Africa. She is the founding pastor of the Redemption Community Church, a United Methodist Congregation located in East Point, Georgia. She is the first African American woman in the North Georgia conference of 900 churches to charter a congregation.
She served as associate pastor at Central United Methodist Church, Atlanta, Georgia and the pastor of New Prospect United Methodist Church, Buford, Georgia, a cross racial, cross cultural appointment. She is presently the pastor of St. Mary's Road United Methodist Church, Columbus, Georgia. She received her undergraduate degree from Clark Atlanta University and the Master of Divinity from the Interdenominational Theological Seminary, Atlanta, Georgia; the Doctor of Ministry degree from Columbia Theological Seminary, Decatur, GA.
Reverend Pendleton served as an advisor to Black Women in Theological Leadership at ITC and for women in theological leadership at Emory University’s Candler School of Theology. She serves on the board of directors, for an initiative sponsored by the Fulton County District Attorney’s office and as an executive board member for the Wesleyan Foundation of Georgia State University.
She has served in several capacities on the conference level. She was an instructor for the United Methodist Pastoral Ministry School, and instructor at the (ITC), Interdenominational Theological Center, Atlanta, Georgia where she was also employed as a program associate with ITC/Faith Factor, a program designed to provide research, policy analyses and practical program information that acknowledges the unique role and mission of the black church. She provided training and technical assistance to church leaders across the country. In this position she also planned faith-based conferences on Welfare Reform and Workforce Development.
Her life verse is Galatians 2:19; For I have been crucified with Christ. I no longer live but it is Christ who lives in me.
She resides in Columbus, Georgia and has one daughter, Amber.