Sunday, January 29, 2006


Meet The Reverend Teresa Lynn Rushdan

Rev. Teresa Lynn Rushdan is an Itinerant Elder of the African Methodist Episcopal Church and the Senior Pastor of Bethel A.M.E. Church located in Madison, New Jersey where she has served for four years. Along with her pastoral duties Pastor Rushdan continues to work with her community, youth, seniors and other civic organizations for the betterment of the human condition.

Prior to her pastorate she served as the Minister of Pastoral Care on the executive staff of St. James A.M.E Church in Newark, New Jersey under the leadership of Rev. Dr. William D. Watley.

Pastor Rushdan has studied at the College of New Rochelle, New York where graduated at the top of her class. She received a Bachelor of Arts in Religious Studies and a minor in African American Studies. Soon after, Pastor Rushdan attended Drew Theological Seminary Madison New Jersey where she received a Master of Divinity with an emphasis in Pastoral Theology.

Rev. Rushdan travels extensively preaching, teaching and lecturing throughout the United States. Currently, Rev. Rushdan is writing her first book entitled “Sassy Sayings from the Pulpit” and she is also on faculty as an Instructor for the St. James Christian Learning Center in Newark where she teaches Church History, Spiritual Disciplines and The Person and Work of the Holy Spirit.

Pastor Rushdan says that she is committed to motherhood (she has one daughter named Desiree) and to the Master Jesus who still saves and sets the captives free.

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