Rev. Morgan Whitfield

A Modern Bible Scholar with a heart for ministry


As a teaching elder in the Presbyterian Church (USA), Morgan is called to be an active part of ministry to the people of the world, sharing and growing in love of Christ.

While being a gifted intellectual, Morgan has the rare ability for sharing insightful messages that both clearly explain the scriptures while offering practical ways to live out the love of Christ.


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Morgan has been a teaching elder for over 19 years and served two congregations. Prior to his ordination, Morgan completed a year in student ministry.

Forest Presbyterian Church

Head of Staff

Forest, VA
April 2009-present

First Presbyterian Church

Head of Staff

Donalsonville, GA
September 2004-April 2009

First Presbyterian Church


Hinton, WV
August 2003-August 2004


Columbia Theological Seminary

Atlanta, GA
Doctorate of Ministry
2017 – present

Union Presbyterian Seminary

Richmond, VA
Masters of Divinity
2000 – 2004

University of Virginia

Charlottesville, VA
BA, Political and Social Thought

Ministry and Mission

Morgan is an active participant in mission work, supporting a wide-range of ministry opportunities.

Whether volunteering for VBS, fellowshipping at church activities, visiting and praying with those in need, ringing gongs for Rise Against Hunger or, unabashedly using his broken Spanish while dining with the poorest in Guatemala, Morgan strives to spread relational wealth by bringing the love of Christ into every situation.

Morgan’s passion for ministry within the church, the local community and beyond radiates the love of God to all he serves.


The Whitfield Family

Morgan and his wife, Gwen, have been married for almost 26 years.

They have two amazing boys, Morgan and Brendan.

Morgan Whitfield

Morgan loves to read, fix things around the house, play video games and is a great cat dad.
He, Gwen and Morgan 3 spent an amazing year living in Switzerland where he was an exchange student during seminary.

His dream is to one day go back to Germany and see yet more castles.

Gwen Whitfield

Gwen has loved staying at home raising their two boys!
Now that they are grown, she is focusing on growing her media company, Pixel Tower Media. Gwen is also an abstract artist and loves to snuggle up on the couch with a comfy blanket and watch New Girl on repeat.
Gwen loves castles too, but would rather take a walk on the beach in October.

Morgan Whitfield, III

Morgan III graduated from Virginia Tech in 2021 with a degree in Chemical Engineering and is now pursuing a doctorate at the University of Massachusetts in Amherst.
He is an Eagle Scout and loves tent-camping and exploring nature with his girlfriend, Anna.

Brendan Whitfield

Brendan is a freshman at Virginia Tech studying Computer Modeling Data Analytics.
He is a 5 time YMCA Swimming National Champion, a 5 time USA Swimming Junior National Medalist, and a member of the Hokie Swim and Dive Team.
He’ll be competing at the Olympic Trials in 2024.
Brendan loves his cats more than anyone in the family.