The Pastor at Our Chruch:
Rev. Joseph Michael Donakey
About Rev. Joe Donakey
Reverend Joe Donakey is a graduate of Eden Theological School in Webster Grove’s, Missouri. He joined the staff of St. Paul’s United Methodist as Youth Minister right out of High School in 1975.
A graduate of Centenary College in Shreveport Louisiana, Rev. Donakey has served on the staff of several churches ranging in size from 200 – 4000. He has served as Pastor of Churches in North Carolina, Missouri, Oklahoma, and Louisiana. Reverend Donakey loves to lead worship and preach. Reverend Donakey points to the United Methodist Church of The Servant as his spiritual home. Worship was a powerful event each week and Dr. Neaves was a true inspiration.
“I believe the head as well as the heart, that is, it should be intellectually stimulating as well as spiritually and emotionally moving. Worship at its best is a celebration of that which is true and beautiful in life and should inspire us to move from one place where we are in our lives to another place where we hear and sense God leading and directing us.” Worship is intended to speak to people at the level which they personally can be moved and changed.
In addition to having earned a Masters of Divinity degree, Reverend Donakey has certification training in Spiritual Direction, Spiritual Life Coaching, and a personal calling to a Spiritual Healing Ministry. He has been serving First United Methodist Church for the past seven years.