John Edward Brooks is the District Superintendent of the Montgomery-Prattville District. He began this journey in 1990 when he accepted his call to ministry and became a full-time seminary student at the Interdenominational Theological Center in Atlanta, Georgia.
While managing the Cokesbury Bookstore on the ITC campus and operating his janitorial service, Bishop Cornelius Henderson insisted that he meet Bishop William Morris who was at ITC on an annually scheduled recruiting event. Bishop Morris was the Episcopal Area Leader of the Alabama West Florida Conference and invited John to go to Pensacola, Florida, to start his first full time appointment. Prior to this full- time appointment, John had served as student pastor with Wesley Chapel in Elberton, Georgia, and assistant pastor with Emmanuel and Dodd Sterling United Methodist Churches in Georgia. John has been involved with mentoring and tutoring throughout his ministry with grade school students and ministry candidacy participants with many different United Methodist Churches. John served at Saint Paul UMC in Pensacola before coming to Metropolitan UMC in Montgomery, Alabama, in 2007.
John believes that God has prepared us to lead for such a time as this and invites every member of the Montgomery-Prattville District to embrace God’s truth with him and carry it forward into a world that is dying for lack of experiencing God in their daily lives.
John and his wife Reda have been married for more than 35 years. They have five children and seven grandchildren.