George Donigian is the pastor of New Hope United Methodist Church in Anderson, South Carolina. He is an ordained elder and member of the Virginia Conference of the United Methodist Church. He also works as an editorial consultant.
Donigian, of Armenian heritage, grew up in a family grocery store in Hopewell, Virginia. He worked on a garbage truck during college, was employed at a sandpaper factory before seminary, and served as a pastor of several United Methodist churches in Virginia prior to moving into the publishing world.
During his publishing career, Donigian has worn many hats: acquisitions editor for leadership, small-group, and program resources Upper Room Books; director of trade marketing Upper Room Books; and team leader/editor/publisher/creative director, Discipleship Resources (another imprint of the General Board of Discipleship).
Donigian holds a B.S. in English and Elementary Education from Berry College in Rome, Georgia, and a Master of Divinity and Ethics from Candler School of Theology, Emory University. He is married to Mary Teasdale. They are the parents of 6 adult children and grandparents of 4.