Rev. John M. Turlington, Associate Pastor


     John McRae Turlington completed his Masters of Divinity from Erskine Theological Seminary in (May, 1993), where he was awarded top honors in his graduating class. He also holds a Master of Arts in English from Clemson University (August, 1986) and a Bachelor of Arts in English from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (May, 1983). He has served as Assistant Pastor/Minister to Youth, Young Adults and Men at Watkinsville First United Methodist Church (July 2002-present) and as Associate Pastor at Commerce First Baptist Church (January, 1994-June, 2002). John is originally from Fayetteville, North Carolina.. John and his wife, Anita, Associate Professor of English at Gainesville State College, have one son, John, who is married to Sara Beth. John and Sara Beth are both attorneys in Nashville, and they are expecting their first child in September.  
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