About Ted

Ted Goshorn

The Reverend Doctor Ted Goshorn has a passion for equipping churches to transform their communities in the name of Jesus by serving at the intersection of the community’s needs and the church’s resources. He currently serves as the Senior Pastor of Mulberry Street United Methodist Church; a wonderful church community located in the heart of downtown Macon, Georgia.

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 was 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 is an Ordained Elder in the United Methodist Church, serving in the South Georgia Annual Conference. He 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. Before serving Mulberry Street, Ted served as pastor of Eastman First United Methodist Church (2017-2022), Pastor of Adairsville First United Methodist (2017), Chaplain of Reinhardt University (2016-2017), Vineville United Methodist as Associate Pastor (2014-2016), and the Baldwin County Circuit, composed of Bethel, Pleasant Grove, and Linton United Methodist Churche (2012-2014). 

Before joining the ministry, Ted was a higher education administrator and instructor at the University of West Georgia, James Madison University, Blue Ridge Community College, and Mercer University.