Before his appointment as superintendent of the Marianna-Panama City District, Dr. Doug Pennington was superintendent of the Mobile District. Previous to that he served for 20 years as senior pastor at Lynn Haven UMC in Panama City, Florida. Doug also served Grand Bay, St. Paul (Gulf Breeze) and as a conference approved evangelist. Doug was educated at Middle Tennessee State University, Asbury Theological Seminary, University of Florida and Carolina University of Theology. He enjoys hiking, deer hunting, saltwater fishing, teaching firearms classes, and hosting tours to the Holy Land. Doug and his wife, Sandy, have 2 children and 5 grandchildren.