“To be a contemporary of God and to know Him. To serve God and His people is the greatest blessing that I could ever receive.”
Dr. Dedric Cowser
The Reverend Doctor Dedric A. Cowser is an ordained elder in the North Alabama Conference of The United Methodist Church. Before he was appointed Senior Pastor to Center Grove, Pastor Cowser served as Senior Pastor of New Beginnings United Methodist Church in Birmingham, Alabama (2016-2020) and Sweet Home United Methodist Church in Gadsden, Alabama (2011-2016).
Pastor Cowser is a native of Centre, Alabama. He attended Birmingham-Southern College in Birmingham, Alabama, and earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Religion. After completing his undergraduate studies, he attended Candler School of Theology at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia, as a Hardin Scholar, and earned a Master of Divinity degree with a concentration in Traditions of the Church. Pastor Cowser earned a Doctor of Ministry degree with a focus in Church Leadership and Community Witness also from Candler School of Theology at Emory University.
In addition to pastoral ministry, Pastor Cowser also serves as Conference Secretary for the North Alabama Conference of The United Methodist Church and Chairperson of the Alumni Board of Candler School of Theology at Emory University. Recently, he was elected a delegate to the 2020 General and Jurisdictional Conferences of The United Methodist Church.
Pastor Cowser is often a featured preacher, pianist, and soloist for revivals, workshops, and conferences across the connection. All in all, he has a great passion for reaching people for Jesus Christ.
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In 1950, Cedar Grove & Lowes: 57 Active and Members; 41 Sunday school Membership $3,500.00 estimated value of property and assets. No Debts. Center Grove: 196 Active and Inactive Members; 78 Sunday school Membership; $5,500.00 Estimated Value of Property and Assets. No Deqts.