Temple UMC Pastor Schuyler Rhodes Named 'Best Preacher'

May 21, 2009

The Rev. Schuyler Rhodes, pastor of Temple United Methodist Church in San Francisco, has been dubbed "Best Preacher" by SFweekly.com.


In its "Best of San Francisco 2009" issue, the online newsletter says "a new American appreciation for great oratory" is one of the results of the 2008 Presidential campaign, and notes that the City by the Bay is blessed with many churches "with preachers who are part of the same liberal Protestant tradition that has informed the style and substance of Barack Obama's greatest speeches.


"Among the best," it notes, is Rhodes, whose sermons "combine scholarly richness, narrative skill, and a recurring message of social justice leavened with homey irreverence."


SFweekly.com included links to the Temple UMC website and to Pastor Rhodes' blog in the story.