Rev. Doug Kokx has been the Senior Pastor of First United Methodist Church of Clermont since January 2000. He was born and raised in Pentwater, Michigan & studied at Western Theological Seminary in Holland, Michigan. Then, Asbury Seminary in Wilmore, Kentucky where he received his Master of Divinity.
He started working in ministry at Pine River Parish in 1985 in the West Michigan Conference. He moved to Florida in 1991, where he became an associate pastor at First United Methodist Church of Ocala, then worked at Umatilla United Methodist Church for five and half years before moving to Clermont in 2000.
He is married to Sue and they have a son named Gordy, daughter Patty, son-in-law Kyle, and granddaughter, Tess. He loves being pastor of our local church and in his time off, he loves spending time with his family and going saltwater fishing.