Donna Poole

Donna Poole sold her first short story in 1973. Since then, she has sold and published over 3,000 items. That includes curriculum writing for Union Gospel Press and a column she had in the Baptist Bulletin for twenty-two years. Donna recently published her first book, Corners Church. Her second book, If the Creek Don’t Rise, will be available soon. 

Corners Church:
Where Two Dirt Roads Meet

Doesn’t Jim know the country church is dead?

Straight from Bible college where his charismatic mentor, Professor Nick Machiavelli, has filled his mind with dreams of success, Jim begins his ministry as pastor of a tiny country church at the corner of two dirt roads. Nothing ever happens where two dirt roads meet, or so says Machiavelli. But Jim and his wife, Darlene, find Corners Church is alive and well.

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Its unique congregation and the people who live at the Corners capture their hearts and teach them the joy of community. However, Machiavelli’s maxims still trouble Jim, especially the one that says, “Move up the ladder; bigger is always better.”

Darlene never felt called to be a pastor’s wife, but most of the time she’s too busy trying to adapt to country ways to worry about it. Despite her struggles, the wide-open fields, the sound of the old church bell, and the kindness of the people call to her. They say, “Put on your barn boots, girl. You’re home.”

Join Jim and Darlene in their hilarious and heartbreaking adventures including a homicide, wild dogs, and a slide down a coal chute.

Laugh, cry, and feel right at home at Corners Church where no one is a stranger, not even the stray dog that wanders in and walks right up to the pulpit.