Minister, Counseling

Reverend Dr. MIchael E. Reynolds

Dr. Reynolds has been in ministry for over 50 years. Currently he is the Minister of Counseling at First-Centenary. He served churches for 10 years in the Kentucky Conference while in school. Following graduation from seminary, Dr. Reynolds was appointed by Governor Ford to serve as the Chaplain for the Kentucky State Blackburn Correctional Complex, Lexington, Kentucky. In 1974, Dr. Reynolds went on active duty in the U.S. Army and served as a Chaplain. During his 25+ years serving in the U.S. Army, Dr. Reynolds held positions as a Unit Chaplain; Command Chaplain, Johnston Atoll and Central America. He served as Deputy Command Chaplain; U.S. Army Pacific and Fort Gordon. He also served as the Dean of the U.S. Army Chaplain School and as the Marriage & Family Chaplain at Fort Carson, Schofield Barracks, Hawaii and Fort Gordon. Following retirement from the U.S. Army, Dr. Reynolds started and served as the Vice President of Human Resources and Pastoral Care for Northwest Georgia Bank.  

Dr. Reynolds holds degrees from Asbury University; Lexington Theological Seminary; University of Kentucky College of Allied Health and the College of Education and the U.S. Army Command & General Staff College. He has completed four Fellowships in American Association of Marriage & Family Therapy; American Society of Military Pastoral Education; American Association of Professional Clinical Hypnotherapists and the American Association of Rational Thinkers. Dr. Reynolds is certified to provide PTSD counseling. Dr. Reynolds was ordained in 1973.

Over the years, Dr. Reynolds has served on several boards both with Counseling Associations and Community Service Boards. He has been a management consultant for large military units and civilian businesses. He has written material on suicide prevention, The Rationality of Religious Beliefs, and Strategic Planning and Guidance Manuals for Religious Programs. He has taught at University of Kentucky; University of Western Kentucky; University of Northern Colorado and Chaminade University, Hawaii.

He is married to Annette B. Reynolds, retired registered nurse. Annette is also certified to provide Drug and Alcohol Counseling and Jungian Counseling. Michael and Annette make their home in Chattanooga, Tennessee. They have two sons and two grandchildren.  

In his free time, Michael likes to read, travel especially to Mexico and keep up with the grandchildren.

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