On July 1, 2016, Eastwick welcomed its newly assigned Pastor, Rev. Tracy A. Duncan.
Tracy A. Duncan was born in a foreign country the product of a military family. She is the eldest daughter of the late Howard G. Duncan and Pinkie S. Duncan. Tracy began playing piano at age 5. She has been a lifelong musician in the Bucks and Philadelphia counties and continues in her muscial gifts even after being called to the pastorate as a second vocation.
Tracy has played at the local elementary and high school levels during her time as a youth and served as the musician for her college choir. She has also sung with several groups including gospel choirs and Voces Novae et Antiquae (a group featuring ancient and contemporary classical music). She has served as a choir director and has formed several joint ventures with local churches and praise bands for music for special occasions.
Tracy has earned her B.S. in Music Therapy from Slippery Rock University (Slippery Rock, PA). She completed her M.Div. from Eastern Baptist Theological Seminary (now Palmer Theological Seminary) in 2003.
Pastor Tracy accepted an initial call to lead a small local congregation in 2007 called True Worship. This congregation later joined in a shared ministry with Trinity Baynton UMC. Still later the congregation changed its name to Journey of Faith, A United Methodist Congregation, basing the premise of its organization on class-leaders as a main support and oversight to the ministry of the church. This in turn, encouraged a strong teaching ministry from those leaders who helped bolster the congregation in its missional life.
She was ordained in 2011 and prior to her current appointment seved as the pastor of St. Matthew UMC in Trevose since then. In mid-2015, Pastor Tracy was called as part of a two-point charge adding Cornwells UMC to her existing congregation. Both congregations have active food ministries and one engages in active missionary support in several overseas locations.
She has been employed as a mental health therapist and social worker employed in psychiatric rehabilitation, group psychotherapy and creative arts therapy in psychiatric hospitals, outpatient therapy and nursing home settings.
She serves as the Treasurer for the Black United Methodist Preachers (B.U.M.P.), on the Committee on Religion and Race as well as serving in the capacity as one of the Eastern PA Conference of The United Methodist Church secretaries during Annual and Adjourned sessions of the Annual Conference.
She is a strong advocate for prayer as the running engine in any life and ministry. Pastor Duncan’s favorite scriptures are: “Order my steps according to your word (Psalm 119: 133) and “I have treasured thy word more than my necessary food (Job 23: 12). There are many others but these two stand with initial prominence in my regarding of the Lord's call on my life.