Ministerial Background


The Reverand Dr. Greg StovellFormal Education

  • Doctor of Ministry in Preaching, McCormick Seminary, Chicago, IL, 2006
  • Master of Divinity, University of Dubuque Theological Seminary, Dubuque, IA 2001
  • Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics, University of Dubuque, Dubuque, IA, 1997
  • Electronic and Telecommunications Engineering, (8 semesters), Universidad Iberoamericana, Mexico City, Mexico

Work Experience

  • Pastor/Head of Staff, First Presbyterian Church, Westchester, PA, 2010-present
  • Pastor/Head of Staff, First United Presbyterian Church, Belleville, IL, 2005-2010
  • Associate Pastor, First Presbyterian Church, Caldwell, NJ, 2001-2005
  • Student Pastor (solo, non-ordained), First Presbyterian Churches, Scales Mound & Apple River, IL, 1997-2001

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[tr][th]Overview of Current Position[/th] [th]Highlights at Current Position[/th][/tr]

[tr][td]1200 members[/td] [td]50-member choir, plus 2 bell choirs, children’s choir, and worship band[/td][/tr]

[tr][td]Average Sunday attendance 400[/td] [td]Increased average pledge by 40%, & non-pledged offerings by 260%[/td][/tr]

[tr][td]$1.2 million annual budget[/td] [td]Built cupola for historic sanctuary intended to be built 180 years ago[/td][/tr]

[tr][td]Balanced budget plus surplus in 2018 & 2019[/td] [td]Updated all technological aspect of church, including databases and equipment for online streaming[/td][/tr]

[tr][td]90% of budget funded by pledged and non-pledged offerings[/td] [td]Fully renovated preschool and main floor of church[/td][/tr]

[tr][td]18 church staff members[/td] [td]Constructed new chapel[/td][/tr]

[tr][td]Attached preschool (14 additional staff members)[/td] [td]Held yearly summer campaigns for local mission partners including food banks and homeless services[/td][/tr]

[tr][td]Array of mission partners (17 local, 4 national, & 10 global)[/td] [td]Renewed partnerships with international church and local migrant ministries[/td][/tr]

[tr][td]Partnership with church in Guatemala[/td] [td]Led church-wide cultural and faith enrichment trips to Rome[/td][/tr]

[tr][td]6 adult service groups[/td] [td][/td][/tr]

[tr][td]11 adult study groups[/td] [td][/td][/tr]

[tr][td]50-member choir, plus 2 bell choirs, children’s choir, and worship band[/td] [td][/td][/tr]

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