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Dr. Martin Thielen

Dr. Martin Thielen

Senior Pastor

Before being appointed to Cookeville, Martin served Methodist churches in Monterey, Lebanon, and Brentwood. Before transferring to the United Methodist Church, Martin served the Southern Baptist Convention as a pastor, editor, consultant, author, and adjunct seminary professor. Martin holds a Bachelor, Masters, and Doctorate degrees, and is the author of seven books and hundreds of articles. He and his wife Paula have two grown children and one grandchild.