Meet Our Pastor


Rev. Nelson Cowan is the pastor of First United Methodist Church in North Andover, MA, beginning this appointment in 2016. Originally from Jacksonville, FL, Nelson has served congregations and campus ministries in Florida, Washington D.C., and now Massachusetts. In addition to local pastoral ministry, Nelson serves The United Methodist Church on the Hymnal Revision Committee and as a member of the CCLI Top 100 Vetting Team through Discipleship Ministries. When he’s not at the church, Nelson is a PhD Candidate at Boston University School of Theology in Liturgical Studies. Nelson is married to Rev. Samantha Cowan and they are proud parents of Auggie, the church dog (and fellowship hour vacuum). 

Phone: (978) 682-5305


Twitter: @NelsonCowan

Meet Our Staff


Jesse Reyna

Director of Music Ministries