Rev. Jason Duley
Rev. Matthew Sergent
Associate Pastor – Leisure World
I am so grateful to be working as the pastor of Older Adult Ministries at Galilee and the Leisure World community. I remember in my youth “sitting at the feet of my elders,” listening to the great stories of the faith. My sense of God’s call to become a pastor began when I was just fifteen years old, but during college I dismissed that idea. Not long after graduating from college I became a police officer, eventually becoming a Captain in the Falls Church City Police Department. Even though my sense of calling diminished for a time, it never completely went away. It has always been rooted deep within the marrow of my bones, and over time it began to reveal itself again. I finally realized I could fight it no longer; so when the opportunity came to be the associate pastor of Galilee and the pastor of the Older Adult Ministries program, I happily agreed and answered God’s call to ministry. I did not think it would be easy leaving law enforcement after twenty years, but I must say I could not be happier in my decision! God is so good in so many ways!
I believe my greatest usefulness as a minister is my witness to and love for the Good News of the Gospel. I love to tell the story of Christ’s love for us all, just as my elders told me the stories when I was young.
In my free time, I usually like to run off to the beach or mountains with my family. And now that I have completed my seminary studies, I am looking forward to getting back to some of my favorite hobbies such as fishing, golfing and photography.