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Dr. John I. Penn Is a retired ordained United Methodist minister. Penn is a native of Roanoke, Virginia. He has served seven-and-a-half years as the Director of Spiritual Formation and Healing at Upper Room Ministries.
     He is the author of several books: Rediscovering Our Spiritual Gifts (Upper Room Books), a companion workbook for Dr. Charles Bryant’s book of the same title; Getting Well, A Study for Children about Spiritual and Physical Healing (initially published by Abingdon Press); Equipped to Serve, A Study for Children about the Gifts of the Holy Spirit, and About Caring and Healing, An Activities and Coloring Book for Children. Penn has also written booklets for youth and adults: What Everyone Should Know About Healing (Companion to About Caring and Healing); Understanding the Gifts of the Holy Spirit and About the Gifts of the Holy Spirit.
     Penn holds degrees from the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff (Bachelor of Science in Music Education), Oral Roberts University (Master of Theology), Eastern Baptist Theological Seminary [now Palmer Theological Seminary] (Master of Divinity), and Wesley Theological Seminary (Doctor of Ministry).


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