The Rev. Daniel P. Matthews, Jr.

Denomination: The Episcopal Church (TEC)
Organization: St. Luke's Episcopal Church, Atlanta, GA

In 2003, the Rev. Daniel P. Matthews, Jr. accepted a call to become the rector of St. Luke's Episcopal Church, Atlanta, GA. A gifted preacher and teacher, Dan has an empathic disposition and abiding interest in people. Before his call to the ministry, Dan studied psychology at the University of the South at Sewanee and worked with adolescents in crisis. He planned a life in counseling, but the call to ministry set him on a new course.

A graduate of Virginia Theological Seminary, Dan has previously served as rector at St. Paul's in Kingsport, TN; assistant at St. Mark's in Jacksonville, Florida; and, as a deacon and then curate at St. Paul's in Chattanooga, Tennessee.

Dan and his wife Sarah have two children, Daniel III, who is in college, and Catie, who is in middle school. Dan is the enthusiastic leader of The Parson's Pickers, a bluegrass ensemble that performs for non-profit and church fund raisers.


Day1 Weekly Programs by The Rev. Daniel P. Matthews, Jr.

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The Blind Leap

Tuesday December 14, 2010
As we await the coming of Jesus Christ, the Rev. Dan Matthews takes a closer look at the story of Mary and Joseph in Matthew 1--and finds a simple, bold, obedient faith.

What's the Plan?

Tuesday December 07, 2010
As we continue in Advent, the Rev. Dan Matthews reveals that the signs that we, like John the Baptist, are looking for are often found at a very intimate level, and we must be alert for them.

Video by The Rev. Daniel P. Matthews, Jr.

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The Rev. Daniel Matthews - Day1 Conversations with Peter Wallace 2010

Wednesday December 22, 2010
The Rev. Daniel Matthews, Jr. sits down in the studio with Day1 host Peter Wallace to discuss the vibrant urban ministries and challenges facing them at St. Lukes Episcopal Church in the heart of downtown Atlanta, the key lessons one learns from 20 years of ministry, and the joy that Rev. Matthews enjoys as the leader of the Parsons Pickers.