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Former Covington pastor to preach on Day 1
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The Rev. Dr. Royeese Stowe, senior pastor of Chamblee First United Methodist Church in Chamblee is the featured preacher April 25 on "Day 1," the nationally broadcast radio program also accessible by podcast at The program includes a message by Stowe along with interviews conducted by the program’s host and executive producer, Peter Wallace.

Stowe worked as a surgical nurse for many years before transitioning into the pastoral ministry. She is a graduate of New York University and earned a master of divinity degree from Candler School of Theology at Emory University, as well as a doctor of ministry degree from McCormick Theological Seminary in Chicago. Before coming to Chamblee she served as Youth Minister and Associate Pastor at First United Methodist in Covington.

In her sermon, "There Is Something About That Name" based on John 10:22-30, Stowe explores the relationship between Christ and his followers. "Jesus is one with God, and he is the shepherd of the flock. The flock are those who hear his voice and follow him," she says. "It is about relationship. He knows them, each of them. He knows us best and loves us most."

Formerly known as "The Protestant Hour," "Day 1" celebrates 65 years of weekly broadcast in 2010. Distributed to 200 radio stations across America and overseas, it is produced by the Alliance for Christian Media in association with the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship, the Episcopal Church, the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), the United Church of Christ and the United Methodist Church. The program has received numerous awards, including the George Foster Peabody Award and the Communicators’ Award for Excellence in inspirational radio.

For more information, call toll free (888) 411-Day-1 or check the program’s Web site,