The Rev. Dr. Donovan Drake

Denomination: Presbyterian Church (USA) (PCUSA)
Organization: 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.

Day1 Weekly Programs by The Rev. Dr. Donovan Drake

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Gaining Recognition

Friday October 24, 2008
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.

God's Most Difficult Miracle

Friday October 24, 2008
The Rev. Dr. Donovan Drake ponders the miracle of a community that engages in extreme generosity.

What's in Your Future?

Friday October 24, 2008
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?"

Breaking News!

Friday October 24, 2008
The Rev. Dr. Donovan Drake, pastor of Trinity Avenue Presbyterian Church in Durham, N.C., offers an inspiring sermon for the 5th Sunday in Lent entitled "Breaking News!"

Television by The Rev. Dr. Donovan Drake

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The Rev. Dr. Donovan Drake Part 2 - Day1 Conversation with Peter Wallace

Friday October 24, 2008
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.

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

Friday October 24, 2008
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.

Radio by The Rev. Dr. Donovan Drake

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Day 1 Podcast Extra -Drake

Friday October 24, 2008
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