Meet Our Pastor

Reverend Doctor Vaughan Hayden

Pastor Hayden is thrilled to be the pastor at Immanuel UMC.  He was ordained in 2010 as an Elder in the Peninsula-Delaware Conference.  He received his MDiv and MAR in Historical and Systematic Theology from Evangelical Seminary, graduating summa cum laude in 2007.  He received his Bachelor of Science in Biblical studies with highest honors from Lancaster Bible College in 2002 after studying at Drexel University and UMBC.  He recently completed his his Doctor of Ministry from Wesley Theological Seminary in Washington , DC.


He is happily married to his wife of 18 years, Tammy.  They have homeschooled their two sons, Samuel and Joseph and look forward to seeing how God will use them in the future as they have both heard God’s call on their lives.


Pastor Hayden also enjoys writing and playing music. He is excited about how God is working in Townsend and how the love of Jesus continues to pour out of Immanuel UMC, as together we make disciples for the transformation of the world.