Ministerial Background


The Rev. Dr. Greg Stovell

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
Overview of Current PositionHighlights at Current Position
1200 members50-member choir, plus 2 bell choirs, children’s choir, and worship band
Average Sunday attendance 400Increased average pledge by 40%, & non-pledged offerings by 260%
$1.2 million annual budgetBuilt cupola for historic sanctuary intended to be built 180 years ago
Balanced budget plus surplus in 2018 & 2019Updated all technological aspect of church, including databases and equipment for online streaming
90% of budget funded by pledged and non-pledged offeringsFully renovated preschool and main floor of church
18 church staff membersConstructed new chapel
Attached preschool (14 additional staff members)Held yearly summer campaigns for local mission partners including food banks and homeless services
Array of mission partners (17 local, 4 national, & 10 global)Renewed partnerships with international church and local migrant ministries
Partnership with church in GuatemalaLed church-wide cultural and faith enrichment trips to Rome
6 adult service groups
11 adult study groups
50-member choir, plus 2 bell choirs, children’s choir, and worship band