Reaching Students for Christ, Equipping Students to Serve
Rev. Daryl Wattley Jr. is a native of Atlanta. He became a believer in Jesus while in College at Georgia Southern University. After graduating, he attended Reformed Theological Seminary Atlanta where he was the first African-American to graduate with a Masters in Divinity. He moved to Delaware in 2014 to start a chapter of Reformed University Fellowship at Delaware State University, a Historically Black College, with the goal of building a multi-cultural ministry to nurture new and young believers, raise disciples and develop future church leaders through God's Word and Spirit. Soon after, he became the first African-American to be ordained in the Heritage Presbytery of the Presbyterian Church in America. Daryl loves Jesus, his lovely wife Laria, his daughter Leia and son little Daryl. In his spare time, he enjoys technology, Atlanta sports, nature, sci-fi movies, music and photography.
A native of Waldorf, Maryland, Joshua Lewis is seeking to extend the same welcome to students that RUF provided him as a student at University of Maryland College Park. Through the discipleship of his RUF campus minister, Bible studies on the Gospel of John, and pizza nights, his childhood faith was strengthened. Josh graduated in the spring of 2020, and his goal for this internship is to experience hands-on ministry before attending seminary. He specifically wants to explore what ministry means in the context of a Historically Black University whose community members’ struggles he has a burden to address. He is looking forward to the beaches, enjoying God's creation while hiking, and going to classical and jazz concerts. A tuba and guitar player himself, Josh majored in music and has played at Carnegie Hall as well as Mexico, Colombia, and Ecuador while on tour with his orchestra. He also likes playing basketball and reading anything related to theology, history, and biography.