The Rev. Pam Driesell, senior pastor of Trinity Presbyterian Church in Atlanta, Ga., is the featured preacher Jan. 19 on “Day 1” with host Peter Wallace, the nationally syndicated ecumenical radio program also accessible online at Day1.org.
Before coming to Trinity in 2010, Driesell led the organization of a new church, Oconee Presbyterian Church in Watkinsville, Ga., and served as pastor there for 11 years.
The daughter of famed college basketball coach Lefty Driesell, she earned a master of divinity degree from Princeton Theological Seminary, where she was awarded the James T. Galloway Prize in Expository Preaching. She also holds a bachelor’s from James Madison University and a master of liberal studies degree from Hollins University.
Driesell’s sermon for the 2nd Sunday after Epiphany, based on John 1:29-42, is entitled “Who Wants to Be an Evangelist?”
“[In Epiphany] we celebrate the Good News of God’s love for all people revealed, made manifest, in Jesus Christ,” she says. “That’s what Epiphany means — a revealing, a manifestation. Our passages today have a theme running through them; it is the sharing of those revelations, the sharing of Good News — also known as evangelism…. Perhaps evangelism begins with paying attention and giving voice to manifestations of God’s love in our own lives.”
The program includes interviews with Driesell conducted by Wallace, who is executive producer.
“Day 1,” has been broadcast every week for nearly 69 years, formerly as “The Protestant Hour.” Featuring outstanding preachers from the mainline denominations, “Day 1” is currently distributed to more than 200 radio stations across America and overseas. The program is produced by the Alliance for Christian Media, based in Atlanta, Ga.
For more information, call toll free (888) 411-Day-1 or check the program’s website, http://day1.org.