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Metro District Sights & Sounds

Oct 11, 2021

Dr. Peter Storey is former president of the Methodist Church of Southern Africa, past president of the South African Council of Churches, and was Methodist Bishop of the Johannesburg/Soweto area for 13 years. A native South African with a 60+ year track record in urban and Justice ministry, Professor Storey founded a network of crisis intervention centers in South Africa in the 1960s and served as chaplain to Nelson Mandela and other political prisoners on Robben Island.

In the 1980s he became a national leader in the church struggle against apartheid and co-led an ecumenical delegation to the United Nations, the U.S. Congress and Europe. Committed to non-violence and reconciliation, Professor Storey founded the Methodist Order of Peacemakers and Gunfree South Africa, he co-chaired the regional Peace Accord, Truth and Reconciliation Commission, appointed by President Nelson Mandela. He presented the Franklin S. Hickman Lectures at Convocation & Pastors’ School at Duke Divinity School in 1987. The Peter Storey Papers document Storey’s leadership.

We discuss what it means for the Church to be in Ministry with God’s world.



  1. Storey, Peter. With God in the Crucible: Preaching Costly Discipleship. Abington Press. 2002 
  2. Storey, Peter.  Protest at Midnight: Ministry in a Nations Darkest Hour 
  3. And are We Yet Alive? Revisioning our Wesleyan Heritage in a New Southern Africa (Methodist Publishing House, Cape Town, 2004)  
  4. Listening at Golgotha (Upper Room, 2004).


  1. The Fig Tree: South African retired bishop challenges American congregations.    
  2. Peter Storey papers, 1950-2014.

Music by - Lucas Britt - “TBD Lucas and Z