The Rev. Canon John Thompson-Quartey

Denomination: The Episcopal Church (TEC)
Organization: Episcopal Diocese of Atlanta, GA


The Reverend Canon C. John Thompson-Quartey is Canon for Ministry Development and Congregational Vitality in the diocese of Atlanta.  Prior to arriving in Atlanta, he served as rector of St. Mary's by-the-Sea Episcopal Church in Point Pleasant Beach, New Jersey for nine years.  Before St. Mary's, he was Chaplain for Pastoral Care and Director of the Community Outreach Program at St. Paul's School in Concord, NH from 1999 to 2005.  He holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Rutgers University, New Jersey and a Master of Divinity from the General Theological Seminary, New York.  After graduating from General Seminary he served as Associate Rector for Youth and Family Ministries at Christ Church in Ridgewood, NJ from 1997 t0 1999.

In his current position, he is responsible for: inspiring vitality in congregations through parish stewardship support and vestry coaching; vocational discernment and seminarian support; clergy events program planning; clergy continuing education support; serving as resource person for the Community of Deacons; and supervision of Campus Ministries and Youth Ministries.

He is passionate about social justice and Adaptive Leadership.  He is married to Jerlyn (Jeri), and they have three daughters.


Day1 Weekly Programs by The Rev. Canon John Thompson-Quartey

View All Day1 Weekly Programs...

John Thompson-Quartey: Lord, Increase Our Faith

Tuesday September 27, 2022
John Thompson-Quartey says by telling his disciples they only need a tiny faith to be agents of transformation, Jesus affirms our own daily lives as opportunities for God's grace to transform lives around us.

John Thompson-Quartey: On Being God's New Creation

Tuesday April 16, 2019
In his Easter message, the Rev. Canon John Thompson-Quartey reminds us that the Bible says if anyone is in Christ, there is a new creation. Easter is about celebrating God’s new creation--each of us--which turns our world’s assumptions about life and death on its head.