Rev. Mitchell Hedgepeth

Rev. Mitchell Hedgepeth


Spouse:   Catherine Bowlus Hedgepeth

Children: Pamela Ware, Will (Lacy) Hedgepeth

Granddaughter: Holly Elizabeth Ware


  •  Candler School of Theology, Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia - Master of Divinity 1985
  • University of Southern Mississippi, Hattiesburg, Mississippi - B. A. (Philosophy and Religion) 1982, Minor (English, Personnel Management) 1982
  • Oak Grove Attendance Center, Hattiesburg, Mississippi 1977


Former Appointments:

  • First United Methodist Church, Brandon, Mississippi 2013-Present
  • First United Methodist Church, Clinton, Mississippi 2007-2013
  • St. Paul United Methodist Church, Ocean Springs, Mississippi 2004-2007
  • Hawkins United Methodist Church, Vicksburg, Mississippi 1998-2004
  • Marvin United Methodist Church, Florence, Mississippi 1991-1998
  • Galloway Memorial United Methodist Church, Jackson, Mississippi 1988-1991, (Associate - Minister of Evangelism)
  • Edwards United Methodist Church, Edwards, Mississippi 1985-1988
  • First United Methodist Church, Bremen, Georgia 1983-1985, (Associate - Minister of Youth)
  • Poseyville United Methodist Church, Bremen, Georgia 1982-1983
  • New Augusta/Beaumont United Methodist Church Charge, New Augusta, Mississippi 1981-1982

Conference Committees:

  • Mississippi Conference Clergy Delegation (2016 – Present)
  • Mississippi Conference Parsonage Task Force
  • Mississippi Conference Council on Finance and Administration (Present)
  • Mississippi United Methodist Foundation, Board of Directors (Present President)
  • Mississippi Conference, Board of Trustees
  • Mississippi Conference Disaster Response Committee
  • Mississippi Conference Journal Committee
  • Mississippi Conference Camping Committee, Secretary
  • Mississippi Conference Commission on Equitable Compensation: Chairperson, Secretary
  • Mississippi Conference Young Adult Coordinator
  • Mississippi Conference Nominating Committee
  • Mississippi Methodist Ministers’ Golf Association: President, Vice-president
  • Camp Wesley Pines, Board of Trustees
  • District Board of Trustees, East Jackson District (Present)
  • District Disaster Relief Coordinator, East Jackson District
  • District Board of Ministry, West Jackson/Vicksburg District
  • Wesley Foundation, Board of Directors, Alcorn State University
  • Good Shepherd Community Center, Board of Directors, Vicksburg, MS
  • Vicksburg/Warren County Board of Directors of Habitat for Humanity
  • Mississippi United Methodist Ministers’ Week, Secretary/Treasurer

As a clergy delegate from the Mississippi Conference of The United Methodist Church, my hope for the going into the special called session of the General Conference being held February 23-26, 2019 will be for a sense of peace that all God’s children may be able to claim “Blessed Assurance, Jesus is Mine!”  As a life-long United Methodist and a third generation United Methodist preacher, our heritage has always been to proclaim, “This is my story, this is my song, praising my Savior all the day long!”  When the 2019 General Conference is completed, may we truly be The United Methodist Church!

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