Rev. Kenny Ott, Outreach Pastor
Hello Dalton FUMC!
I can't tell you how excited both Cathi and I are about being appointed to serve with you!
We have already fallen in love with everyone from the church that we have met and the town (even the folks doing our move are awesome!).
You have a great staff and I am honored to come alongside each of them in service to our Lord and the Dalton community.
Kenny grew up in the quite, country town of Hokes Bluff, AL. After high school he served for ten years in the US Air Force where he completed his Bachelor of Science in Management while on active duty.
In 1988 he received an Honorable Discharge and went to work for Delta Air Lines.
In 1991, Kenny experienced God's grace in his
life in a new and life-changing way when he
was introduced to his
future wife, Cathi.
It was through Cathi that God called him back to the United Methodist Church of his youth.
Over the next seven years he
began to discover and develop his
gifts and passion for disciple-making.
In 1998 Kenny
finally gave-in to the call to pastoral ministry that had been on his
heart for 25 years.
In 2001, after much, much prayer Kenny entered full-time ministry and was appointed as the Associate Pastor of Hope Church in Dallas, Georgia.
While at Hope Church
Kenny developed care ministries, managed the ministry and administrative staff and coordinated multi-sensory worship for a congregation of seven hundred and fifty.
In June of 2004 Kenny and Cathi moved to McDonough, Georgia where he served as the pastor of New Hope United Methodist Church while finishing his Masters of Divinity at Emory University.
In June of 2006 Kenny and Cathi were appointed to start Fellowship United Methodist Church in south Paulding County.
Over the last 5 years Fellowship UMC has grown from two couples meeting in Kenny
and Cathi's living room to becoming the most active, mission oriented church in Paulding County.
Kenny's passion is to see people become all that God desires for them to be and believes that happens as we learn to offer our whole lives to God in an ongoing act of worship (Romans 12.1ff).
Over the last three years he has also discovered a calling to minister to peace officers and is a Certified Police Chaplain with the Georgia Peace Officers Standards and Training Division.
is an Ordained Elder in Full Connection with The North Georgia Conference of The United Methodist Church
and Cathi have two grown children, Ann Dee and Cortner, a son-in-law Joey Neal, and two beautiful grandchildren, the "sunshine" of their lives, Emma and Avery.
is an avid cyclist and enjoys backpacking, canoeing and camping with Cathi.