Jordan Tarwater

Preaching. Teaching. Community Creating.

The Rev. Jordan Tarwater is an ordained minister in the Presbyterian Church (USA), currently serving as the Executive Director and Minister of the Urban Outreach Center at Jan Hus Presbyterian Church in New York City.

Hi, I’m Jordan.

I'm a cradle Presbyterian, born and raised in the Appalachian mountains of East Tennessee. 

In 2016, I graduated from Union Theological Seminary in the City of New York with an M.Div and was called as Minister and Director of the Urban Outreach Center at Jan Hus Presbyterian Church and Neighborhood House on the Upper East Side of Manhattan. 

In this ministry, I serve to help meet the material and spiritual needs of the nearly 30,000 food and housing-insecure individuals that visit us each year.  As well, I serve in pastoral leadership to two innovative and dynamic new worshiping communities: Neighborhood Esperanza and Dinner Party. 

I am passionate about preaching and teaching a Reformed theological lens on the Bible and our world, bringing together diverse groups of folks in meaningful community as a vehicle to work with God toward a vision of justice for all people and to transform lives in the love of Jesus Christ. 

When I’m not doing churchy things, I like hanging out with the love of my life, Mary, exploring mountains, Tennessee Volunteers football, coffee shops, jazz guitar, cheap Chinese food, reading the NY Times, an occasional bourbon, and planning the next time I can take a nap.

You can pretty much always find me on Twitter @JordanTarwater.

I have yet to find a proper glass of sweet tea in New York City.