N. Fred Jordan, Jr.

Adjunct Professor of United Methodist Studies


  • United Methodist Polity
  • Evangelism
  • Church Administration and Leadership


  • M.Div., Duke University, 1970
  • B.A., Catawba College, 1967
  • Additional Graduate Study, Trinity College, Glasgow University

Fred Jordan is a retired elder of the Western North Carolina Annual Conference of The United Methodist Church. He has served as chair of the conference board of ordained ministry, chair of the board of managers of the NC Pastor’s School at Duke University, vice president of the board of pensions, a church growth consultant, a district superintendent and cabinet secretary, and for twenty years was an instructor in the licensing school for local pastors. He has also served as a trustee of Brevard College and a member of the board of directors of Givens Estates, Arbor Acres, UMAR, and the Wesley Foundation at Appalachian State University. He has a strong commitment to Christian education in the outdoors and his last episcopal appointment was as the conference coordinator of camping ministries.

Among Rev. Jordan’s publications are a chapter titled “Cokesbury School” in Methodism Alive in North Carolina, edited by O. Kelly Ingram (North Carolina Conference of the United Methodist Church, 1976) and “Circuit Riders” for “The Circuit Riders” Tar Hill Junior Historian (North Carolina Museum of History, 1998).


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