The Rev. Dalton Rushing

Denomination: United Methodist Church (UMC)
Organization: Decatur First United Methodist Church, Decatur, GA

The Rev. Dalton Rushing is senior pastor of Decatur First United Methodist Church in Decatur, GA and beginning on the 5th of November, 2023, is the interim guest host of our weekly program here on!

Before coming to Decatur First in 2017, he served at North Decatur and Johns Creek United Methodist churches.

Dalton is a graduate of Memphis University School, Birmingham-Southern College, and earned his M.Div. from Candler School of Theology at Emory University in Atlanta, where he is a teaching supervisor in Contextual Education. He serves on the board of directors of the Decatur Cooperative Ministry.

His wife, the Rev. Stacey Rushing, is associate pastor of Chamblee First United Methodist Church in the Atlanta Metro area.

Day1 Weekly Programs by The Rev. Dalton Rushing

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Respectability or Faithfulness?

Tuesday October 31, 2023
But not only do I think this moment presents an opportunity to refocus. I suspect that this moment in which the trappings of the church have disappeared like the emperor’s new clothes in the old fairy tale, I suspect this moment in which our extra wide prayer bands have been removed and our assumption of respectability discarded, I suspect this moment presents an opportunity for Christian people to more effectively reach out to those who have felt that the church makes no difference in their lives or in the world, an opportunity to have us be the kind of people Jesus would have us to be.

Dalton Rushing: The Anger Test

Tuesday August 24, 2021
Explaining that anger is made manifest most often when what is does not line up with what ought to be, the Rev. Dalton Rushing says James provides a helpful Anger Test each of us should take.