Rick McPeak

Dr. Rick McPeak

Emeritus Professor of Philosophy & Theology

Year Started at GU: 1994
Phone: 618.567.7620
Email: [email protected]
Office Hours:

Tuesday and Thursday 1:00-3:00 and by appointment.  Do not hesitate to call my cell number or to text me.

Areas of Responsibility:

Director of CORE 102 Introduction to Christian Thought and Life

Rev. McPeak held the position of Youth Pastor at the Greenville Free Methodist Church for 7 years. He was the Senior Pastor at Lakeview Free Methodist Church in Seattle Washington. He is an Administrative Pastor of St. Paul's Free Methodist Fellowship in Greenville, IL. In addition, Rev. McPeak is an artist and displayed his work in 1999. Entitled "Eastern Pilgrimage", his show featured an installation of 13 works of mixed media collages made of contemporary icons and pages of biblical text .


Introduction to Christian Thought and Life
Topics in Ministry
World Religions
Method in Theology
History of Western Christianity
Johannine Literature
The Art of Community Building(s)
Power, Politics, and the Pope

Publications and Presentations

Wesleyan Theological Society:  “Interfaith Relationships as Necessary to Christian Formation in the Holiness Tradition."  2013;  "Icon and Improvisation" 2014

"Communities of Strength" Webster University (2015)
"Painting as Prayer" to be published

Gateway Conference Pastor’s Resourcing Day
October 9, 2014;  "Building on Virtue in the Ministry of Reconciliation"

Professional Affiliations

Ordained Elder Free Methodist Church
Wesleyan Theological Society