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Rev. Andrew Finch

Lead Pastor

 

6001 Fontenelle Blvd
Omaha, NE 68111

Tel: 402-455-6379
 

With civil rights activism in his DNA and growing up in the inner city of Omaha, NE, Rev. Andrew Finch has built his ministry on community advancement and social justice activism. As a Pastor in the Baptist and Methodist faith traditions, Rev. Finch spent the last decade practicing and preaching a Black theology that unapologetically calls attention to the problems of economic justice, environmental justice, and economic inequality.
 

A native of Omaha, NE, Rev. Finch is a graduate of University of Nebraska at Omaha. He earned a Master of Divinity from Iliff School of Theology in Denver, Colorado. Rev. Finch is currently a Doctorate of Ministry student at Pacific School of Religion in Berkeley, California focused on Racial Reconciliation methodologies in mainstream protestant denominations. With a unique gift to communicate across generations, Rev. Finch’s creative Bible-based messages have inspired young and old alike. He is highly influenced by the works of James Cone, Cornell West, Michael Eric Dyson, Benjamin Elijah Mays, Howard Thurman, Jazz, and Hip-Hop music. The work and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and Rep. John Lewis have been primary mentors for his spiritual formation.
 

Currently, Rev. Finch is enjoying creating digital platforms through Vlogs and Podcast to raise awareness to Social Justice issues looking through the lens of Theological contexts. A person that tries to practice what he preaches, Rev. Finch is active in the foster care system as a foster parent and has worked in local rural communities to create spaces for dialogue about racial reconciliation, as well as served as the Chair of the Diversity Council for the School District of USD #415. Rev. Finch is currently on the Conference Council on Finance and Administra-on for the Great Plains Conference and the Network Leader for the Black Clergy Network for the conference.
 

Rev. Finch is an ordained minister in the National Baptist Convention USA, INC and has served in the Great Plains Conference for the past 8 years serving Living Hope Mission Church, Lebo/Olivet UMC, Hiawatha First UMC, and St. Paul UMC in Benson. He is married to his sweetheart, the former Meagan Wood of Shenandoah, Iowa, a Peru State and Bellevue University graduate. They are the proud parents of one creative and humorous son, John David.