Dr. Rev. John Brown

Dr. John Brown became pastor of the First United Methodist Church of Toccoa in June of 2013 after nine years of service as pastor of the First United Methodist Church of Monticello. A native of Macon, he attended high school there, graduating from Tattnall Square Academy. He received an Associate of Science degree from Young Harris College and a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Georgia where he was also a member of Pi Kappa Phi Fraternity. He received his Master of Divinity degree from Emory University and his Doctor of Ministry degree from Columbia Theological Seminary.

After a brief career in the field of education, he entered the ministry of the United Methodist Church in 1988. He has served not only through the church but has also been a part of numerous civic organizations and provided leadership for educational institutions as well.

He is married to the former Toni Daugherty, who is a Regional Support Specialist with the Georgia Family Connection Partnership. They have a daughter, Angelia, a college student currently living in Milledgeville, a daughter Tonya who lives with her husband Tracy in Carnesville and a son Terrell who lives with his wife Jennifer in Jefferson. They have five grandsons.

Dr. Brown is a rabid University of Georgia athletic fan and other hobbies include golf and eating good barbecue.



     Welcome to the web site of the First United Methodist Church of Toccoa.  We are a congregation of nearly 800 members located in the foothills of the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains of North Georgia.  The people of the First United Methodist Church stand ready to welcome you to our church.  We are a church congregation that strives to love each other and to share God’s love with our community. We are a church dedicated to making disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of our world and in our community.  
    We are a church of open hearts, open minds and open doors.  We aren’t a perfect church filled with perfect people.  Rather, we are a church filled with people who are looking to God for hope, strength, peace, and comfort in difficult times.  I am quite certain that there is a place for you at the First United Methodist Church of Toccoa and I hope to see you in your place soon.
Grace and peace,
Dr. John Brown
First United Methodist Church of Toccoa