Rev. Donald Nwankwo
Rector (Senior Pastor)
Thanks be to God for the guidance of the Holy Spirit on all those involved in the process, and for all the prayers offered by the congregation. May we continue to lift Jesus higher, love mercy, and walk humbly with our God. God has blessed us once again!
Donald Nwankwo has served in active ministry for much of his life within the church and parachurch contexts in Nigeria and the United States. Following his ordination to the Anglican priesthood in 2015, and before joining TLC as Pastor, he served in a bi-vocational capacity as the primary assisting priest at Church of the Redeemer in Highwood, Illinois while continuing to work as a Sr. Logistics Data Analyst. He has an MDiv from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, Deerfield, IL.
By way of personal passion, Donald has an intentional, nurtured interest in the relevance of the faith in the ordinary life. Therefore, in preaching and teaching, in the Sacraments, in the offering of pastoral care, in engaging community life, in spiritual formation, and other pastoral roles, his drive is faithfully seeking and seeing God’s truth and acts intersect meaningfully with our lived realities and experiences.
Those who have met Donald have found him to be a very personable, compassionate man of prayer who has a deep faith and trust in God.
Born and raised in eastern Nigeria, Donald insists that’s about as African as it gets. Becky, his wife, is American born from Central Illinois. This “collusion of the cultures” resulted in three beloved, young children. two boys and a girl, ages three, seven, and nine.
Please Pray For Our new Pastor Donald Nwankwo and his wife, Becky, and their three children as they prepare to move to Denver. Pray that they can find suitable housing at a price they can afford, and that their house in Chicago will sell quickly. Pray that they and their belongings will arrive safely in Denver and that Donald, Becky, and their family will be blessed with tidings of God’s love, peace, joy, hope, and ever increasing faith as they settle into becoming Coloradans. Pray also that God will prepare us to receive them with open arms and open hearts and that TLC will continue to glorify God by welcoming the stranger, showing God’s mercy and grace, and by knowing Christ more fully and making him more fully known.