Daniel N. Sansbury
Dan grew up in neighboring Darlington, SC, and was a member of the Darlington Presbyterian Church. He was a 1973 graduate of St. John’s High School and graduated Magna Cum Laude and Phi Beta Kappa from the University of South Carolina in 1977 with a BA in English. He then received his Doctor of Ministry from Columbia Theological Seminary in 1981.
Dan began his ministry in 1979-80 with the Pasadena Presbyterian Church in St. Petersburg, Florida, as an intern. He was the pastor of Franklin Presbyterian Church in Salisbury, North Carolina, from 1981-1986. He moved to Fayetteville, North Carolina, as head of a new church development from 1986-1991. From 1991 – August, 2011, he was the pastor of Rivermont Presbyterian Church of Chattanooga, Tennessee. He came to First Presbyterian Church in September of 2011.
His wife, Joye, is a native of Cheraw and a math teacher. They have three young adult children: Daniel and Bryan, who are both graduates of USC, and Gracyn who is a graduate of Vanderbilt.