Ted Loder

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Gender MALE
Industry Religion
Occupation Clergy
Location Philadelphia, PA, United States
Introduction The Reverend Dr. Loder is a retired United Methodist minister who served as Senior Pastor for 38 years at Philadelphia, PA's First United Methodist Church of Germantown (FUMCOG), which became well known around the country for its dynamic worship and preaching as well as its urban involvement and prophetic social action. He was named one of America's most creative preachers. He has published several books of prayers, sermons and commentary including Guerrillas of Grace and Loaves, Fishes and Leftovers. He has been a preacher and speaker at churches, retreats and conferences around the country. During his ministry at FUMOCG, a few of the church's outreach programs included a medical clinic, a job training program, a model tutoring program for urban high school students, an off-campus college urban semester, a corporation to rehab abandoned houses. FUMCOG was also deeply involved in the civil rights movement; it was a Public Sanctuary Church for Central American refugees, an early Reconciling Congregation and helped support indigenous missions in Haiti and South Africa.