Signal Mountain UMC Pastor Participates In Local Authors Book Sale

Sunday, September 1, 2013

Dr. J.N. Howard, pastor of the Signal Mountain United Methodist Church will participate in the “Local Authors” Book Sale at East Gate Town Center from 10 a.m.–2 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 27.  

Dr. Howard, a native Chattanoogan, has written a book titled Fire in the Mountains: A Story of Spiritual Awakening.

While serving in the coal mining area in Southwestern Virginia at the Breaks of the Cumberland Mountains, Rev. Howard witnessed and participated in a unique spiritual awakening, which is the subject of his book.

Copies of his book will be available for sale at this event which is part of the Friends of the Library Book Sale. 

Rev. Howard was an honor graduate of Chattanooga Central High School, and earned a B.A. from Emory & Henry College, Emory, VA, and a Master of Divinity from Emory University, Atlanta. He was honored with an Honorary Doctor of Divinity from Emory & Henry College. He has served churches in Cleveland and Chattanooga, as well as Southwestern Virginia. He presently resides with his wife, Ella, in Marion County. 


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