Rev. Donald Nwankwo

Rector (Senior Pastor)

Donald serves as rector at The Light of Christ Anglican Church (TLC). Prior to his call to TLC, Donald had served in active ministry for much of his life within 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 an 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, Illinois.

Donald has a nurtured passion for the relevance of the faith in the ordinary life. Seeing the elements of the ancient Christian faith intersect meaningfully with our current, lived realities and experiences is of special interest to him as a pastor.

Born and raised in eastern Nigeria, Donald insists it is 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.