Penny sensed a call to full time Christian ministry, while working as a radiographer. After four years with Youth with a Mission, she returned to London to work for a Baptist church as evangelist and church planter. Following study at the London School of Theology (then LBC), and ordination in 1998, Penny pioneered a church plant in London’s Docklands. In March 2008, she moved to Gravesend to lead the Kent Thameside Church Project on behalf of SEBA, and in partnership with Emmanuel Baptist Church. In 2013 Penny was elected also to serve as an Elder at Emmanuel.