The Reverend Doctor Ted Goshorn has a passion for equipping churches to transform their communities in the name of Jesus.
Ted leads churches and community organizations to serve at the intersection of the community’s need and the church’s resources.
In church life, Ted previously founded the first part-time day care program in Dodge County, Georgia; created a jobs program for local youth; established a working partnership with Dodge County Schools; and strengthened the church’s relationship with the local food bank. For this and other collaborative work across the community, Ted was recognized as one of the Emory University Alumni Association’s 40 Under Forty for 2021.
Around communities he has served, Ted most recently held the role of Chair of the Board and President of the Eastman-Dodge County Area Chamber of Commerce for two years, from 2020 through 2021. He is a member of the Eastman Rotary Club in Eastman, GA and a prior member of the College Hill Alliance in Macon, Georgia; the InTown Macon Neighborhood Association; and the board of the Macon-based Crossroads Counseling Center.
Ted grew up in Rome, Georgia but is not new to Central Georgia, having lived for seven years in Macon and then Eastman for five before returning to Macon in 2022. In June, he will begin serving as the Senior Pastor of Mulberry Street United Methodist Church.
Ted earned his Doctor of Ministry (2021) and his Master of Divinity (2015) from Emory University‘s Candler School of Theology, his Master of Education in Counseling and Higher Education Administration from James Madison University, and his Bachelor of Arts, Magna Cum Laude, in History from Berry College. He is an Elder in the South Georgia Annual Conference, having previous served as pastor of the Baldwin County Circuit, composed of Bethel, Pleasant Grove, and Linton United Methodist Churches; Vineville United Methodist as Associate Pastor; Chaplain of Reinhardt University; and Pastor of Adairsville First United Methodist, and most recently at Eastman First United Methodist Church.