Rev. Dr. Stephen McKinney-Whitaker



McCormick Theological Seminary, D.Min.
Princeton Theological Seminary, M.Div.
University of South Carolina, B.A.

Work Experience
Derry Presbyterian Church, 2017-
United Presbyterian Church, Peoria, Illinois
First Presbyterian Church, Delavan, Illinois

Spartanburg, South Carolina


Favorite Book/Music/Movie
Books: Orthodoxy by G.K. Chesterton, Harry Potter Series by J.K. Rowling, As One Without Authority by Fred Craddock
Music:  Hamilton and other Broadway Musicals, Bluegrass and Folk, Christmas music
Movie: The Shawshank Redemption, Monty Python and the Search for the Holy Grail, A Muppet Christmas Carol

Favorite Scripture
2 Corinthians 5:17
The Gospel of Mark

What I like best about Derry Church
I love that Derry has deep roots in the faith, community and in relationships with each other. But I also love the fresh growth that is happening in programs, membership, mission and worship. I also appreciate Derry’s broad reach to the community and the world through mission programs, relationships, worship, and education.

In my free time, I enjoy...
Cooking, traveling, sports and outdoor activities, and table-top games

717-533-9667 ext. 102  or email Stephen

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