Sunshine Cathedral is a progressive, positive, practical spiritual community that affirms the sacred value of all people. Its ministry is rooted in Progressive Christianity and Positive Thinking. Historically, Sunshine Cathedral's primary constituency has consisted of same-gender loving and gender non-conforming people and their allies. Sunshine Cathedral is affiliated with Metropolitan Community Churches. The Reverend Dr. Durrell Watkins is Sunshine Cathedral's senior minister. Dr. Watkins holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Henderson State University, a Master of Arts degree from Goddard College, a Master of Divinity degree from Union Theological Seminary, and a Doctor of Ministry degree from the Episcopal Divinity School. Dr. Watkins is the author of several books and has been a parish minister since 1993.