Cowan Fellowship Church is a joint congregation of United Methodists and Presbyterians.  The church was founded in 1962 when the Cowan Methodist and Cowan Presbyterian Churches united.  Situated between "the mountain" - Sewanee, the University of the South and Monteagle - and the rest of Franklin County to the west, the church has always found its mission as a junction between "mountain and valley."




609 East Cumberland Avenue

Cowan, Tennessee 37318



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John is a transformational pastor, church planter and social entrepreneur, who has a traveled in several states preaching and teaching revivals, seminars and workshops on church planting, life coaching, innovation, navigating change, healing ministries, and marriage enrichment. John has consulted over 200 churches in the area of church growth, birthing new churches and services, leadership development and healing ministries.


In addition to being an ordained UM pastor, he is President/CEO of Theresa’s Twists and founder of drjdaniels.com and Hurdlez.com. He is authored several books including Grace Full Healing, Grace Full Healing The Manual and Looking For Larry. John also loves to write poetry and song lyrics, and is an artist.


He holds undergraduate degrees in Business and Psychology from Muskingum Tech and Ohio University; M.Div. from United Theological Seminary; and earned his Doctorate from Ashland Theological Seminary. He has also studied at Trinity Lutheran Seminary, Asbury Theological Seminary, Methodist Theological Seminary, Center for Parish Development, Nehemiah Institute, and the New Church Start Academy, and the Church Planting Boot Camp. He has been a recipient of the Denman Evangelism Award in the West Ohio Conference UMC


John and his wife Jody were high school sweethearts. Jody has undergraduate degrees in nursing and elementary education and her Masters in Special Education. John and Jody have done marriage enrichment seminars together called Fit To Be Tied. Jody is also a gifted teacher and preacher and has experience as Director of Discipleship Ministries. She is a Special Education elementary school teacher.


They have three grown children Abbey and son-in-law Greg, (www.theperfectcouplemusic.com), Theresa (www.theresastwists.com), and John Wesley (www.johnwdesign.com). John’s hobbies include hiking, walking, golfing, basketball and shopping when his wife makes him do it.