Brainerd And Christ Among Local Methodist Churches Getting New Pastors

Saturday, June 17, 2017 - by John Shearer
The Holston Conference of the United Methodist Church this week named new ministerial appointments for the 2017-18 year.

Among the larger Chattanooga churches getting new senior pastors are Christ UMC in East Brainerd, where the Rev. Nathan Malone will begin serving, and Brainerd, which will have the Rev. Adam McKee III as its pastor.

The Rev. Randall Martin, a graduate of McCallie School and a former senior pastor at Hixson UMC, has been named as the new Chattanooga District superintendent.


Other new appointments in the immediate Chattanooga area include the Rev. L. Clark Taylor Jr., First-Centenary minister of faith and work; the Rev. Justin Keating, Holston Gap Parish in North Georgia; the Rev. Leslie Daniels, Lookout Mountain-Paynes Chapel; the Rev. Sharon Bowers, Mount Mariah Parish director and Stanley pastor; the Rev. Charlotte S. Williams, Eastdale Village, the Rev. Charles Smelley Jr., Hurst; the Rev. Gary Ihfe, senior minister at St. Elmo-St. Marks; the Rev. Anna Golladay, associate St. Elmo-St. Marks; and the Rev. Tommy Messer, Wauhatchie.

A number of new appointments were also made in the Dade County and Sequatchie County clusters of the Chattanooga District and in the Cleveland District. Among the larger churches in Cleveland, Micah J. Nicolaus will begin serving as senior minister at Broad Street UMC.


Folksinger Duo Curtis And Loretta Perform At Christ Unity Church Sunday

Curtis and Loretta, an acclaimed folk singer/songwriter duo featuring harmonies and an array of stringed instruments, will be at Christ Unity on McBrien Road this Sunday April 22.  All are invited to the service that starts at 11 a.m. Hailing from Minnesota, they will be presenting a "Sermon in Song," including insights on their spiritual journey, Celtic tunes, ... (click for more)

"A Place Of Praise" Is Sermon Sunday At Metro Tab Church

Metro Tab Church, 2101 West Shepherd Road in Chattanooga, Highway 153 at Airport exit 1, invites the public to hear the message "A Place of Praise" by Pastor Steve Ball at the 10:30 a.m. worship service this Sunday. "Everyone is invited to come and worship with us," officials said. (click for more)

Federal Funding Allocated For Future Bradley County Tennessee State Veterans Home

Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam, Department of Veterans Services Commissioner Many-Bears Grinder and Tennessee State Veterans Home Executive Director Ed Harries announced the receipt of the $26,224,263 award from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) State Veterans Home Grants program today. The grant will provide the federal funding needed to build the future Bradley County ... (click for more)

VA Issues Water And Road Traffic Cautions In Areas Of Savannah Creek, Harrison Bay And Chickamauga Marina

The Tennessee Valley Authority is issuing water and road traffic cautions for transmission line work that will span from just north of Savannah Creek to Chickamauga Dam. This work is part of several projects to upgrade TVA’s transmission system to ensure continued delivery of 99.999 percent reliable power. Area residents should expect to see helicopters working in this area ... (click for more)

A Tribute For My Brother – Sgt. Jonathan Gardner, U.S. Army

Seven years ago today, my family and I found out that my brother, Sgt. Jonathan D. Gardner, was seriously injured by a roadside bomb, (explosively formed penetrator - EFP), while on a mission in Kuwait. The EFP went through the bottom of his seat and put a softball size hole in his upper thigh. The doctors said that if the bomb had entered the Humvee an inch to the right, he ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: The Black Telephone

If you have never seen one in an antique store you wouldn’t know that the first telephones were contained in a not-so-small wooden box that had a snout-looking mouth piece and a separate speaker that you would hold on your ear while you talked. This was many years ago when phones were fun as compared to today’s tiny cell phones that rudely interrupt us from the task-at-hand both ... (click for more)