Dr. James B. Mooneyhan, Senior Pastor


      A native of Jacksonville, Florida, James Mooneyhan came to Georgia to attend Reinhardt College in Waleska after experiencing the call to enter full time ministry. Dr. Mooneyhan received a Bachelor of Science Degree from Piedmont College in Demorest, and the Master of Sacred Theology from Candler School of Theology at Emory University. In 1989 he received his Doctor of Ministry degree from McCormick Theological Seminary in Chicago. 

      He has served several churches in North Georgia, including the Grayson-New Hope Charge, Embry Hills as youth minister; Oglethorpe UMC; Ousley UMC; Rome First UMC; and Snellville UMC. In 2001 he was appointed superintendent of the Dalton District and in June 2004 to the Atlanta-Emory District. In 2007 he was appointed to Sugar Hill UMC.

      Across the years Dr. Mooneyhan has served the North Georgia conference of the United Methodist Church in several capacities: past chairperson of the Conference Committee on Communications, past president of the Georgia United Methodist Council on Communications, a member of the Conference Board of Ordained Ministry and conducted the License to Preach School, secretary of the Committee on Investigation; a member of the NG United Methodist Foundation; secretary of the Conference Episcopal Committee, chairperson of the Conference Board of Congregational Life, a member of the Conference Vision 2000 Committee. and a member of the Board of Trustees of the Methodist Children's Home.

      He served for eight years on the General Board of Global Ministries. He has been a delegate to Jurisdictional Conference five times and General Conference twice.

      Dr. Mooneyhan and his wife, the former Jo Poore of Marietta, have four children - Jenny Beth Martin of Woodstock; Jonathan Mooneyhan of Lawrenceville, Julie Goodwin of Woodstock and Joel Mooneyhan, a student at Asbury Theological Seminary in Wilmore, Kentucky; and six grandchildren. His other interests are fly fishing, woodworking, and reading histories and biographies. His passion is teaching the Word and winning new souls to Jesus Christ.  


Contact James - james@tuckston.org