Minister

Reverend Adrienne Berry-Burton

Reverend Adrienne Berry-Burton begins as the Interim Pastor in April. Prior to serving Beth Eden Baptist Church she has served as an Interim at several local churches.

Reverend Adrienne was raised in the Pittsburgh, PA area. She attended Penn State University and completed her education at Georgia State University with a Bachelor of Science in Early Childhood Education. The renewed call to ministry led her to Andover Newton Theological School in Newton, MA where she earned a Master in Divinity in 1997.

She was ordained at Zion Baptist Church, Lynn, MA in October of 1997 as an Associate Pastor. Sheserved as a professional Organizer with Greater Boston Interfaith Organization, GBIO. After working with clergy and lay leaders through GBIO she completed a three-year fellowship in Urban Ministry at Harvard Divinity School, 2003. In November of 2015, she completed a Spiritual Director training program through Gateways to God: Spiritual Direction and Congregational Formation, North Andover, MA. Rev. Adrienne recently completed a Masters in Psychology with an emphasis in Mental Health Counseling at Salem State University in May of 2019.

In the Fall of 2014, she completed a journey with eight other American Baptist ministers and lay people through southern cities, meeting people of faith who worked for freedom and justice. She is interested in the many pathways that foster healed persons and healed communities.

Rev. Adrienne has been advancing her interest and capacity in laying-on of hands or healing touch through course work with Healing Touch Spiritual Ministry. At Zion Baptist Church she served as the Associate Pastor of Discipleship and Spiritual Development. She worked with team members to enhance their skills in prayer and healing touch. She is a Healing Touch Practitioner.

She continues to serve part-time as a Chaplain at UMass Boston through Oasis of Faith Campus Ministries, an ecumenical Christian ministry established in 1974. Oasis is a donation supported ministry working in affiliation with the Division of Student Affairs at UMass Boston. At UMass Boston she has the opportunity to help students grow in their Christian faith and be a pastoral presence for all, as Jesus was with the Syrophoenician woman, a stranger in need of care.

She is mother, grandmother, jewelry maker, vocalist, learner, teacher, preacher and Pastor. Reverend Adrienne shares this note of joy, I am a blessed woman who is afforded grace filled opportunities to live out my faith and to share the abundant love of God in a community of Believers in churches, in her extended family, and the wider community.