Dr. Jim Barrott Called To Serve LDS Congregations In Greater Chattanooga Area

Monday, August 28, 2017
Dr. Barrott
Dr. Barrott

Dr. Jim Barrott has been called to serve as a counselor in the Chattanooga Stake Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.  He will assist President John Griffey and Counselor Brian Silvenis in overseeing operations for the LDS Church in the greater Chattanooga area.  Dr. Barrott, like President Griffey, President Silvenis and all who serve in the LDS Church, do so without pay, as the LDS Church is a church of volunteers. 

 

Professionally, Dr. Barrott currently serves as executive vice president at Chattanooga State Community College with primary responsibility for the Tennessee College of Applied Technology (TCAT).  He has been with Chattanooga State for 32 years, having served as a full-time faculty member and in various campus leadership roles.  He is the founder of the Volkswagen Academy and the Wacker Institute concepts and programs.  

 

He earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Design Graphics Technology from Brigham Young University, a Master of Science Degree in Engineering Management from the University of Tennessee-Chattanooga, and a Doctorate of Education Degree from the University of Tennessee-Knoxville.  

 

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Barrott is active in the community, serving on the Steering Committee for Chattanooga 2.0, the Southeast Tennessee Pathways to Prosperity Executive Council, and as President of the Cherokee Area Council, Boy Scouts of America.  He and his wife, Sue, have eight children, and 13 grandchildren.  

 

In The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Dr. Barrott has served as Bishop (or Pastor) of the LDS congregation in Hixson, Branch President (or Pastor) of the Dayton congregation, and as a member of the Tennessee Knoxville Mission Presidency.   

 

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is represented in 189 countries with a membership of about 16 million.  According to Mormonnewsroom.org, in Tennessee, the LDS Church has 106 congregations, 2 missions, 2 temples, 34 family history centers, and over 50,000 members.

 

Members of the LDS Church, also known as “Mormons,” are Christians.  “Latter-day Saints worship Jesus Christ as their Savior and Redeemer.  He is central to the lives of Church members.  They accept His grace and mercy; they seek to follow His example by being baptized, praying in His holy name, partaking of the sacrament (communion), doing good to others and bearing witness of Him through both word and deed” (Mormonnewsroom.org).

 

“As members, we do not decide where we will serve,” Dr. Barrott said.  “We serve where we are called.  I am especially grateful to be called to serve in the greater Chattanooga area, and also to extend care to those not of our faith.  I look forward to working closely with President Griffey and Brian Silvenis, in declaring the good news and glad tidings of the gospel of Jesus Christ.  We invite all to come and see who were are – to worship with us – and to learn of God’s plan for all of us.”

 

The Chattanooga Stake Center is at 3067 Ooltewah Ringgold Road, Ooltewah.


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