“Day 1,” the nationally broadcast ecumenical radio program also accessible online at Day1.org and by podcast, has expanded its Advisory Council with 13 noted pastors, professors, and church leaders.
The “Day 1” Advisory Council, whose chair is the Rev. Dr. Thomas G. Long, Bandy Professor of Preaching Emeritus at Emory University’s Candler School of Theology, now comprises 68 members, who will provide advice, ideas, and recommendations of preachers for the program.
“The Advisory Council was formed in 2004 to help us identify and vet potential preachers for the ‘Day 1’ program and provide advice for all aspects of our ministry,” explained the Rev. Peter M. Wallace, executive producer and host. “Under the leadership of Dr. Tom Long, the Council has been extremely helpful in giving us guidance and support, as well as credibility among the various denominations in the mainline church. We are so grateful for each member.”
Here are the new members:
The Rev. Dr. Christine Chakoian is Senior Pastor of Westwood Presbyterian Church in Los Angeles, CA.
The Rev. Dr. Greg Cootsona is a Presbyterian minister in Chico, CA, serving as co-director of Science for the Church.
The Rev. Dr. Greg DeLoach is Dean of Mercer University McAfee School of Theology in Atlanta, GA, affiliated with the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship.
The Rev. Joe Evans is Senior Pastor of First United Methodist Church in Marietta, GA.
The Rev. Dr. Micah T. J. Jackson is President of Bexley Seabury Seminary Federation in Chicago, IL, and an Episcopal priest.
The Rev. Hardy Kim is Pastor, Head of Staff of Sunnyvale Presbyterian Church in Sunnyvale, CA.
The Rev. Dr. Jarrod Longbons is Senior Minister of Peachtree Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in Atlanta, GA.
The Rev. Mandy Sloan McDow is Senior Minister of Los Angeles First United Methodist Church in Los Angeles, CA.
The Rev. Dr. Joy J. Moore is a United Methodist minister serving as Academic Dean, Vice President of Academic Affairs, and Professor of Biblical Preaching, Luther Seminary, St. Paul, MN.
The Rev. Dr. Mary Hinkle Shore is Rector and Dean of Lutheran Theological Southern Seminary of Lenoir-Rhyne University in Columbia, S.C.
Bishop Kevin Strickland is Bishop of the Southeastern Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, Atlanta, GA.
The Rev. Dr. Christopher Thomas is Senior Pastor of First Baptist Church of Wilson, NC, Cooperative Baptist Fellowship.
The Right Rev. Robert C. Wright is Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Atlanta, GA.
Members continuing to serve on the Advisory Council:
The Rev. Dr. Thomas G. Long, Chair, is the Bandy Professor of Preaching Emeritus at Candler School of Theology, Emory University, Atlanta, GA, and a Presbyterian minister.
The Rev. Dr. Dwight Andrews is Senior Pastor of First Congregational Church UCC in Atlanta, GA, and professor of music theory at Emory University.
The Rev. Talitha Arnold is Senior Minister of the United Church of Santa Fe, NM (UCC).
The Rev. Dr. Robert Baggott is co-pastor of Lost Tree Chapel, West Palm Beach, FL, and former senior minister of Community Church of Vero Beach, FL (UCC).
The Rev. Dr. Eric Barreto is the Weyerhaueser Associate Professor of New Testament at Princeton Theological Seminary in Princeton, NJ. He was ordained by the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship.
The Very Rev. Dr. Michael Battle is the Herbert Thompson Professor of Church & Society and Director, Desmond Tutu Center, General Theological Seminary in New York City and an Episcopal priest.
The Rev. Dr. Scott Black Johnston is Senior Pastor of Fifth Avenue Presbyterian Church, New York, NY.
The Rev. Dr. William Britt is Senior Pastor of Peachtree Road United Methodist Church in Atlanta, GA.
The Very Rev. Samuel G. Candler is Dean of the Episcopal Cathedral of St. Philip in Atlanta, GA.
Bishop Kenneth Carter is Bishop of the Florida Conference of the United Methodist Church, based in Lakeland.
The Most Rev. Michael Curry is Presiding Bishop of The Episcopal Church. He earlier served as Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of North Carolina.
The Rev. Dr. Magrey DeVega is Senior Pastor of Hyde Park United Methodist Church in Tampa, FL.
The Rev. Amos Disasa is Senior Pastor of First Presbyterian Church in Dallas, TX.
The Rev. William E. Flippin Jr. is Assistant to the Bishop & Director of Evangelical Mission, Southeastern Pennsylvania Synod, Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, in Philadelphia.
The Rev. Dr. Anna Carter Florence is Peter Marshall Professor of Homiletics, Columbia Theological Seminary in Decatur, GA.
The Rev. Ginger Gaines-Cirelli is Senior Pastor of Foundry United Methodist Church in Washington, DC.
The Rev. Matthew Gaventa is Senior Pastor of University Presbyterian Church in Austin, TX.
The Rev. Dr. Kenyatta Gilbert is Professor of Homiletics at the Howard University School of Divinity in Washington, DC.
The Rev. Dr. Christopher Girata is Rector of St. Michael and All Angels Episcopal Church in Dallas, TX.
The Rev. Maxwell Grant is Senior Minister of Second Congregational Church UCC in Greenwich, CT.
The Rev. Canon Scott Gunn is Executive Director of Forward Movement, Cincinnati, OH, and an Episcopal priest.
Bishop Sue Haupert-Johnson is Bishop of the North Georgia Conference, United Methodist Church, based in Atlanta, GA.
The Rev. Dr. Emily Carrington Heath is Senior Pastor of the Congregational Church of Exeter, NH (UCC).
The Rev. Christopher Henry is Senior Pastor of Second Presbyterian Church in Indianapolis, IN.
The Rev. Scott Hoezee is Director of the Center for Excellence in Preaching, Calvin Theological Seminary, Grand Rapids, MI, and a minister in the Christian Reformed Church of North America.
The Rev. Dr. Dock Hollingsworth is Senior Pastor of Second-Ponce de Leon Baptist Church in Atlanta, GA, and for 18 years served on the faculty of Mercer University McAfee School of Theology.
The Rev. Dr. James Howell is Senior Pastor of Myers Park United Methodist Church in Charlotte, NC, and an adjunct professor of preaching at Duke Divinity School in Durham, NC.
The Rev. Juan Carlos Huertas is a United Methodist minister serving as Minister of Proclamation & Practice of Justice, First Plymouth Congregational Church (UCC) in Lincoln, NE.
The Rev. Dr. Cleophus LaRue is the Francis Landey Patton Professor of Homiletics at Princeton Theological Seminary, Princeton, NJ. He is ordained by the National Baptist Convention of America.
The Rev. Robert W. Lee IV is a public speaker, author, activist, and pastor of Unifour Christian Fellowship in Newton, NC. He was ordained by the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship.
The Rev. Dr. Bill J. Leonard is Founding Dean and Professor of Divinity Emeritus of the Wake Forest University School of Divinity in Winston-Salem, NC. He is an American Baptist minister.
The Rev. Dr. Russell Levenson Jr. is Rector of St. Martin’s Episcopal Church in Houston, TX.
The Rev. Dr. Karoline Lewis is the Marbury E. Anderson Chair of Biblical Preaching at Luther Seminary, St. Paul, MN, and is a Lutheran minister.
The Rev. Dr. David Lose is Senior Pastor of Mt. Olivet Lutheran Church in Minneapolis, MN, and former President of the Lutheran Theological Seminary at Philadelphia.
The Rev. Dr. Barbara K. Lundblad is the Joe R. Engle Professor Emerita of Preaching at Union Theological Seminary in New York, NY, and a Lutheran minister living in Minneapolis, MN.
The Rev. Dr. Tripp Martin is Senior Pastor of Auburn First Baptist Church in Auburn, AL.
The Rev. Dr. Peter W. Marty is Senior Pastor of St. Paul Lutheran Church, Davenport, IA, and Editor & Publisher of The Christian Century magazine.
The Rev. Daniel Matthews, Jr. is the retired Rector of St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in Atlanta and hosts a weekly podcast, “Sky Pilot: Faith Quest.”
The Rev. Jason Micheli is Senior Pastor of Annandale United Methodist Church in Annandale, VA.
The Rev. Dr. Luke Powery is Dean of Duke University Chapel and Associate Professor of Homiletics at Duke Divinity School in Durham, NC. He was ordained by the Progressive National Baptist Convention.
The Rev. Dr. Charles Qualls is Senior Pastor of Franklin Baptist Church in Franklin, VA, a member of the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship.
The Rev. Dr. Charley Reeb is Senior Pastor of Johns Creek United Methodist Church in Johns Creek, GA.
The Rev. Dr. C. K. Robertson is Canon to the Presiding Bishop for Ministry Beyond The Episcopal Church, headquartered in New York, NY.
The Rev. Matthew Ruffner is Senior Pastor of Preston Hollow Presbyterian Church in Dallas, TX.
The Rev. Eric C. Shafer is Senior Pastor of Mount Olive Lutheran Church, Santa Monica, CA, and earlier was Director of Communications for the ELCA.
The Rev. Dr. Matthew L. Skinner is Professor of New Testament at Luther Seminary in St. Paul, MN, and an ordained Presbyterian minister.
The Rev. Dr. Ozzie E. Smith, Jr. is Senior Pastor Emeritus of Covenant United Church of Christ in South Holland, IL.
Bishop Timothy Smith is Bishop of the North Carolina Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America based in Salisbury, NC.
The Rev. Dr. Jim Somerville is Senior Pastor of the First Baptist Church of Richmond, VA, and founder of “A Sermon for Every Sunday” video resource.
The Rev. Susan Sparks is a popular author and speaker and Senior Pastor of Madison Avenue Baptist Church, New York, NY, an American Baptist congregation.
The Rev. Dr. Tony Sundermeier is Senior Pastor of First Presbyterian Church of Atlanta, GA.
The Rev. Dr. Nancy Taylor is Senior Minister of Old South Church in Boston, MA, a historic United Church of Christ congregation.
The Rev. Peter M. Wallace is president of the Alliance for Christian Media and executive producer and host of Day1 in Atlanta, GA.
The Right Rev. Keith B. Whitmore is the former Bishop of Eau Claire, WI, and Assistant Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Atlanta; he was a military chaplain for 27 years.
The Rev. Dr. William H. Willimon is Professor of the Practice of Ministry at Duke University Divinity School, Durham, NC. For eight years he served as Bishop of the North Alabama Conference of the United Methodist Church.
The Alliance for Christian Media extends its appreciation to several Advisory Council members who are rolling off after serving for several years: The Rev. Ernest A. Brooks III, the Rev. Dr. Mike Graves, the Rev. David Wood, and the Rev. Dr. Brett Younger.
With the new class of members, the name of the group has been changed from Advisory Board to Advisory Council to clarify their role.
“Day 1” with host Peter Wallace has been broadcast every week for 76 years, formerly as “The Protestant Hour.” Featuring outstanding preachers from the mainline denominations, “Day 1” is currently distributed to more than 200 radio stations across America and overseas. The program is produced by the Alliance for Christian Media, based in Atlanta, Ga. For more information, check the program’s website, www.Day1.org.