District | South West


A Goodbye Filled with Gratitude


We extend a hearty “Thank You!” to the following pastors for their service in the SouthWest District as they leave their current appointments for new opportunities:


Frank Dean (Hartford) - Retiring
Lisa Dempsey (Cokes Chapel) - Retiring
Brett Mathews (Franklin) - Retiring
Lonnie Thornton (Rust Chapel) - Retiring
Bob Tobias (Carmel) - Retiring
David Ahearn (Mountville/Big Springs)
Harvey Bane (Hillcrest)
Tim Dees (Pleasant Grove)
Brandon Fletcher (Burks Chapel)
Maria Bowers Gardiner (Sunny Side/Searcy)
Tommy Ross (Inman)
Chris Shurtz (Jackson)
Charlie Starr (Hanleiter)
John Tomlin (North Fayette)
Garrett Wallace (Bethany)

**In the July newsletter, we will recognize those pastors who will be accepting new appointments within the District and Conference.  Please be in prayer for all moving pastors, their families and churches, and speak an encouraging word of thanks when you can. 


District Superintendent

Susan Landry
(770) 227-1074

Administrative Assistant

Denise Wilson
(770) 227-1074




District Office Location: 430 W. Poplar St., Griffin, GA 30224 

District Office Mailing Address: P. O. Box 13, Griffin, GA 30224

Telephone Numbers:770-227-1074; fax 770-467-0010;

Email Address: southwest@ngumc.net

District Office Hours: Tuesday & Thursday, 9am – 4:30pm, in the District Office
                                      Monday & Wednesday, 8:30am-4:30pm, remotely
                                      Friday, 8:30am-12:30pm, remotely