Reverend Gomes Celebrates a Milestone

Peter J. Gomes, Plummer Professor of Christian Morals and pastor of Memorial Church at Harvard University, recently celebrated his 40th anniversary in the ministry. The celebration, which was held at his home church in Plymouth, Massachusetts, was attended by Governor Deval Patrick and 400 other well-wishers.

Gomes, known as the “Conscience of Harvard,” is a graduate of Bates College and Harvard Divinity School. He holds honorary degrees from 36 colleges and universities.