Linda Morgan, Pastor at Golden Valley United Methodist Church, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Educator for dedication, achievements, and leadership in the field of pastoral ministry.
Passionate about spreading the word of the Lord, Rev. Morgan served as a minister in churches of the Western NC conference of the United Methodist Church for nearly 22 years before retiring in 2009. Since that time, she has served Golden Valley United Methodist Church and is in her 10th year of service there. She delights in the work she has done and in the people who have received her service. Rev. Morgan prepared for her influential service by earning a Bachelor of Arts from High Point University in 1967, a United Methodist Institution. Following this, she taught French in the Guilford County schools for several years. She earned her Master of Divinity with languages from the Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary with a focus on pastoral ministry in 1981. She earned a Doctor of Ministry from the Columbia Theological Seminary in 1999, furthering her knowledge and allowing her to be a better minister and educator.
Rev. Morgan has held a number of positions in North Carolina including, but not limited to, pastor of the Laboratory United Methodist Church from 1997 to 2001, interim chaplain for the High Point Memorial (now Regional) Hospital in 1983, and served as part-time minister of music for the Oak View Baptist Church in High Point, from 1965 to 1975. After answering the call of the Lord, Rev. Morgan learned she is a descendant of a Methodist circuit rider, bringing her immense joy that she has upheld a legacy of preaching. In recognition of her excellence, Rev. Morgan has earned The Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award and has been featured in Who’s Who of American Women.
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