Northwest District


CancelThe Northwest District of the NGC of the UMC is composed of 85 churches composing 75 charges, 79 pastors under appointment to local churches, retired pastors, and over 18,000 lay members located in 11 different counties in Northwest Georgia. The churches are both large and small with some in the middle. In addition we have two clergy appointed to extension ministries and five clergy on leave. The ministries of our pastors are as varied as our churches. We are seeking to carry the Gospel of Jesus Christ to our communities and beyond.

We have all size churches growing and doing great ministry for their communities. Many of our churches show size does not define or limit vitality. Every church of every size can be effective in reaching persons for Jesus Christ and have a vital mission ministry. Our mission is both through the connection and to our communities. Every church of every size should be both a house of worship and a service station. Our worship should call us and motivate us to and for service. 

The District mission statement is: “Our mission is to enable churches to birth and mature disciples of Jesus Christ.” We seek to fulfill it through training, accountability, and mutual support. 

If you have not found a church home in your community and your community is in Northwest Georgia, we would love to help you. You will find the United Methodist Churches of Northwest Georgia to be warm service stations where you can be served and be in service to others.


District Superintendent

John Pinson
(706) 278-3954
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Administrative Assistant

Kim Akins
(706) 278-3954

Contact Information

Office Address:
110 South Pentz Street
Dalton, GA 30720

Mailing Address:
PO Box 1064
Dalton, GA 30722-1064

(706) 278-3954 Phone
(706) 277-0833 Fax

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