Perry M. Dalton has just retired as pastor of Springfield First United Methodist Church in Panama City, Florida. Prior to that, he was pastor of Pine Forest United Methodist Church for ten years During that time the number of prayer groups has increased from one to seventeen. His goal is to see renewal of Methodist Churches across the nation through prayer. Rev. Dalton has a heart for small prayer groups, particularly small groups of men praying with and for each other. He is a graduate of Huntingdon College with degrees in Psychology and Sociology, a master's degree from Candler School of Theology and doctoral work in Church Revitalization at McCormick Theological Seminary.