Rev. John Wimberly

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  John Wimberly was ordained as teaching elder in the Presbyterian Church (USA) in 1974. Since 1983, he has been pastor of Western Presbyterian Church in the heart of Washington, D.C. In 1994, Western moved to a new building five blocks from the block where it had been located since the Civil War. To accomplish the move, John was the lead negotiator in a $30 million land and building exchange agreement with the International Monetary Fund. His recent book flows from the challenges and opportunities he has experienced as a manager of a growing urban ministry. John has a B.A. from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, MDiv from McCormick Theological Seminary, PhD in theology from The Catholic University and MBA from The George Washington University. He is married with two adult children and three grandchildren.