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Peter J. UrdanickReverend Peter J. Urdanick 

First Baptist Church Atlanta

4400 North Peachtree Road

Atlanta, GA 30338




Reverend Urdanick is a Pastor and the Manager of the Counseling Ministry at First Baptist Church Atlanta. He has been a Christian Counselor since 2003. Peter is also active in International Missions and has led pastoral discipleship conferences throughout Africa, Europe, Southeast Asia, and India. Peter is featured in a DVD series entitled 'Victory in Christ' that teaches biblically based and Christ-centered principles that are fully relevant in our 21st Century culture and necessary for practical application to everyday life; the DVD is produced and distributed through the First Baptist Atlanta Global Missions Ministry.

Peter first earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance from Binghamton University. Subsequently, he earned Master of Arts in Christian Counseling and Master of Divinity degrees from Luther Rice Seminary and University. Peter is also pursuing post-graduate studies leading to a PhD in Professional Counseling. He is licensed as a Christian Counselor and Therapist by the Board of Examiners of the Georgia Board of Christian Counselors and Therapists, and Board Certified as a Christian Counselor by the International Board of Christian Counselors and the American Association of Christian Counselors.

Peter is a Georgia State P.O.S.T. certified Law Enforcement Chaplain. He formerly served as a Senior Chaplain with the DeKalb County Police Department, and currently serves as a Chaplain with the City of Dunwoody and the City of Sandy Springs Police Departments. He resides in Sandy Springs, and also teaches theology and biblical discipleship principles to individuals, married couples and families. In his spare time, Peter enjoys outdoor activities that include running and hiking, and best of all cruising the open road on his Harley ‘Fatboy’.

A Message from Chaplain Urdanick:

~ "Police officers have one of the most difficult, demanding and dangerous jobs that anyone could choose. The challenges of a career in law enforcement can also have a direct and negative impact on marriage, family relationships, and general quality of life. Yet officers unselfishly give of themselves to serve in response to personal conscience and a biblically ordained calling; in the Epistle to the Romans, Paul writes: '...do what is good and you will have praise from the same (Governmental Authority); for it is a minister of God to you for good. But if you do what is evil, be afraid; for it does not bear the sword for nothing (Law Enforcement); for it is a minister of God, an avenger who brings wrath on the one who practices evil.' (Romans 13.3-4)

I encourage everyone of faith to join in daily prayer asking that the Lord care for, protect and encourage both officers and their families, and when you might come into personal contact with a police officer thank them for their service."