Know Your DS: Dr. Doug Pennington

August 21, 2014

The next four editions of the NewsCONNECTION will feature a district superintendent that has not yet been featured before. This edition's spotlight is on Dr. Doug Pennington, Mobile District Superintendent.

What Brought You to the Ministry?
I came to faith in college and ended up attending Camp Glory on Perdido Bay where I felt called to ministry.

The Best Book I’ve Read About Methodism Is:
"The Burning Heart: John Wesley, Evangelist" by A. Skevington Wood

Favorite Vacation Destination:
Mountains and woods

Instead of being a minister, I almost was:
College professor

One of the goals for my district is to:
Start a new African American church

What is one challenge you see for your district:
Turning around declining churches

What do you like best about serving the AWF Conference?
Longtime friendships

What do you do in your free time.........the little there is!
Grandkids, hunting, shooting sports

Most people don’t know that I can:
Teach firearms courses

The most important thing I’ve learned since my first appointment is:
Jesus said "feed my sheep" not "skin my sheep"