The Rev. David Lewicki, co-pastor of North Decatur Presbyterian Church in Decatur, Ga., is the featured preacher Oct. 26 on “Day 1” with host Peter Wallace, the nationally broadcast ecumenical radio program also accessible online at

Lewicki came to North Decatur as co-pastor with his wife, the Rev. Beth Waltemath, in 2010. He previously served as associate minister at Marble Collegiate Church in New York City from 2004–2010.

Lewicki is a graduate of Yale University and earned his Master of Divinity degree from Union Theological Seminary in New York. Hebecame a pastor after working as a nonprofit professional. He co-founded and ran Urban Solutions, a youth and community development organization in New Haven, Conn. from 1998-2001, where he was awarded the Echoing Green Fellowship for social entrepreneurs. He blogs at

His sermon is based on a text from Leviticus 19. He asks, “Is there a biblical book with a worse reputation?... we make bacon jokes and we ignore Leviticus. One problem with that approach is Jesus. Jesus, it seems, had an awful lot of admiration for Leviticus.” 

The program includes interviews with Lewicki conducted by Wallace, who is also executive producer.  

“Day 1” has been broadcast every week for 69 years, formerly as “The Protestant Hour.” Featuring outstanding preachers from the mainline denominations, “Day 1” is currently distributed to more than 200 radio stations across America and overseas. The program is produced by the Alliance for Christian Media, based in Atlanta. For more information, call toll free 888-411-Day-1 or check the program’s website,