The Reverend Dr. Jerry D. Andrews
Pastor of First Presbyterian Church
San Diego, California
Jerry Andrews served churches in the Pittsburgh and Chicago before leading the staff of First Presbyterian Church in San Diego. Multiple degrees—from the Detroit Bible College, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, Princeton Theological Seminary, the University of Pittsburgh, and the University of Chicago—have equipped him with broad interests across the Ancient Mediterranean World, theology, biblical studies, and history. He led worship for the 222 General Assembly in Portland this summer (2016).
Lecture Theme: To Whom and to What is the Pastor Called
The lives and writings of Augustine and Gregory, two pastors of the church past, show a way forward for pastoral leaders today.
"Augustine was never Alone"
The City of God reveals a singularly brilliant mind, but the Confessions of Augustine reveal a life in which thought and practice were always communal. The independence of the contemporary pastorate and pastor diminish our response to the fullness of the pastoral call.
"Gregory was always Active"
The contemplative life is wonderfully attractive for any pastor who loves God. But it is not, according to Gregory, the pastoral call. The path to holiness is not walked apart, but necessarily by full investment in the work of serving others.