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The Rev. Dr. Donovan Drake

The Rev. Dr. Donovan Drake is the pastor and head of staff of Westminster Presbyterian Church in Nashville, TN.

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The Rev. Dr. Donovan Drake

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Westminster Presbyterian Church, Nashville, TN

The Rev. Dr. Donovan Drake is the pastor and head of staff of Westminster Presbyterian Church in Nashville, TN, where he was called in August 2010.

Previously, for more than 12 years he served as pastor of Trinity Avenue Presbyterian Church in Durham, N.C.

Donovan enjoys preaching and leading worship, and he is also interested in developing avenues of ministry to help the church grow in the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ.

Donovan graduated from Northwestern College in Orange City, Iowa. He earned his Masters of Divinity from Princeton Theological Seminary and his Doctor of Ministry in Preaching from McCormick Theological Seminary. Donovan currently serves on the board of Housing for New Hope a non-profit organization that seeks to end homelessness in Durham.

He is married to Beth and has two children who make his life very interesting.


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Breaking News!

Jeremiah 31:31-34

5th Sunday in Lent - Year B

March 29, 2009

The Rev. Dr. Donovan Drake (PCUSA)

Years ago, I spent some time working as a news reporter for a television station in Iowa. I started as an intern, young with no experience. My news director was wise enough, however, to send me to cover the innocuous stories of the day, which meant I reported on a lot of county 4-H fairs. I covered rhubarb pie recipes, lawn tractor pulls, and what the future might hold for Millie, the prize-winning sow. Turns out it was the refrigerated section of your local grocery store.

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The Rev. Dr. Donovan Drake Part 1 - Day1 Conversation with Peter Wallace

The Rev. Dr. Donovan Drake (PCUSA)
The Rev. Dr. Donovan Drake sits down with Day1 host Peter Wallace to discuss a host of issues including the impact of hard economic times on parishes, facing an unsure future and other issues of contemporary importance. The Rev. Dr. Donovan Drake is pastor at Trinity Avenue Presbyterian Church in Durham, NC.
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The Rev. Dr. Donovan Drake Part 2 - Day1 Conversation with Peter Wallace

The Rev. Dr. Donovan Drake (PCUSA)

The Rev. Dr. Donovan Drake sits down with Day1 host Peter Wallace to discuss a wide array of topics including new ways of communicating with congregants, overcoming and facing pain and reconciliation. The Rev. Dr. Donovan Drake is pastor at Trinity Avenue Presbyterian Church in Durham, NC.
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March 22, 2009

What's in Your Future?

The Rev. Dr. Donovan Drake (PCUSA)

The Rev. Dr. Donovan Drake, pastor of Trinity Avenue Presbyterian Church in Durham, N.C., offers insights for the 4th Sunday in Lent in his sermon, "What's in Your Future?"
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Day 1 Podcast Extra -Drake

The Rev. Dr. Donovan Drake (PCUSA)

In this Day 1 Podcast Extra, The Rev. Dr. Donovan Drake, interim pastor of Trinity Presbyterian Church, Durham, NC, shares his personal insights and experiences

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April 13, 2008

God's Most Difficult Miracle

The Rev. Dr. Donovan Drake (PCUSA)

The Rev. Dr. Donovan Drake ponders the miracle of a community that engages in extreme generosity.

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April 06, 2008

Gaining Recognition

The Rev. Dr. Donovan Drake (PCUSA)

The Rev. Dr. Donovan Drake preaches about how easy it is to be oblivious to Jesus standing right in front of us and calls us to open our eyes to the resurrection of Christ in our midst.