As the new district superintendent the Rev. R. Chris Ramsey will be supervise all the churches in the area from Jesup to Wrens and Bellville to Newington. He comes to Statesboro from Vienna, Ga.
The Rev. William Key “Bill” Bagwell will come from Warner Robins to become the new pastor at Pittman Park United Methodist Church in Statesboro.
Other appointments to area churches include: Rev. Joey Holloway, Buck Creek United Methodist in Screven County; the Rev. David Willett at the Millen United Methodist Church, and; Rev. Sandra Conley, Cobbtown/Langston Chapel churches.
In other business at the annual meeting, 30,312 “Stop Hunger Now” program meals were packaged for ministries in the Macon area and, in an effort to save money in the future, the number of south Georgia districts was reduced to six from the current nine.