Dr. Dedric A. Cowser, Senior Pastor
A native of Centre, Alabama, Pastor Cowser is an ordained elder in the North Alabama Conference of The United Methodist Church. Prior to his appointment to New Beginnings in 2016, Pastor Cowser served as senior pastor of Sweet Home United Methodist Church in Gadsden, Alabama. Pastor Cowser earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Religion from Birmingham-Southern College in Birmingham, Alabama, a Master of Divinity degree and Doctor of Ministry degree from Candler School of Theology at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia. He currently serves as the Conference Secretary of the North Alabama Conference of The United Methodist Church and Treasurer for the Southeastern Jurisdiction of Black Methodists for Church Renewal, Inc. Pastor Cowser is often a featured preacher and musician for revivals, workshops, and conferences across the connection. All in all, he is a young man who has a great passion for reaching people for Jesus.