Rev. John F. Howard, Jr

Rev. John F. Howard, Jr. was appointed to Pine Grove United Methodist Church in July of 2016. Prior to coming to Pine Grove he served for six years as the Director of Christian Education at Zion UMC in Monroe, North Carolina. Born in Greensboro, NC John holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Christian Education from Pfeiffer University, a Masters of Divinity degree from Duke Divinity School, and a Master of Arts in Leadership from Asbury Theological Seminary.

John has held several leadership positions within the Western North Carolina annual conference.  John was elected as a delegate to General Conference in
2004 and 2008.  In 2012 John gave the Young People’s address at the Southeastern Jurisdictional Conference. John has previously served on Pfeiffer University Alumni Association Board of Directors, the Board of Directors for the Appalachian State Wesley Foundation and the Western North Carolina Committee on Nominations. He currently serves as Chair of the WNCC Board of Higher Education and Campus Ministry and is a member of the WNCC Connectional Table.

John has a passion for teaching the Word of God and helping people become
faithful disciples for Jesus Christ. John’s favorite band is Fleetwood Mac and
his favorite television shows include Star Trek (all series and movies),
Scandal, and Psych. You can follow him on his social media profiles: Facebook: johnfhowardjr Twitter: @TheJohnFHoward Instagram: johnfhowardjr