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Equipped for Ministry: Brad and Beth McRee

Equipped for Ministry: Brad and Beth McRee

One part of a pastor’s job is to equip the congregation to serve each other and to be salt and light in the community. Brad and Beth McRee are one couple at Lakeway Presbyterian who have been equipped to join Pastor Chris Talley in ministering to the church and the...

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Planting Seeds in Athens, TN

Planting Seeds in Athens, TN

Redeemer PCA Athens is continuing to build their foundation so they can join God’s work of reaching the lost in Athens and restoring the local community. As Curt Stapleton and the new core group continue building the base of Redeemer, Curt’s found ways to meet people...

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Welcome Travis Vaughn, New Executive Director

Welcome Travis Vaughn, New Executive Director

We are excited to introduce Travis Vaughn as the presbytery’s new Executive Director of Church Planting. Travis comes to us from Atlanta where he was the executive director of Metro Atlanta Collective, a network of leaders who plant, strengthen, and renew churches...

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Revitalization in Action: Grace Presbyterian in Jasper, TN

Revitalization in Action: Grace Presbyterian in Jasper, TN

Grace Presbyterian Church in Jasper, TN entered a new season of growth with help from the presbytery’s revitalization program. Erik McDaniel came to Grace before the presbytery had established the current revitalization plan, but he and the church joined the program...

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Revitalization & Planting Go Hand-in-Hand

Revitalization & Planting Go Hand-in-Hand

When the Tennessee Valley Presbytery began developing our current church planting strategy, we also took time to assess the need for church revitalization. Largely guided by Andy Aikens, pastor of First Presbyterian of Crossville, we developed a philosophy of and plan...

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Thankful for Our Supporters: We Surpassed Our 2021 Goal!

Thankful for Our Supporters: We Surpassed Our 2021 Goal!

By the Lord’s provision, we not only reached our 2021 financial goal of $415,000, but we surpassed it. The Lord used the generosity of many of you to advance the Gospel, and together, 85 individuals and families gave $493,440 in 2021. Whether you supported the church...

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A Physical Home for Woodlands Gathering

A Physical Home for Woodlands Gathering

We are excited to announce that Woodlands Gathering closed on a new worship space in October 2021. (If you’re unfamiliar with Woodlands, these stories explain their unique mission and testimonies from the plant.) With their own building, Woodlands can now meet on...

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Reaching Athens, TN and Rural Appalachia

Reaching Athens, TN and Rural Appalachia

We are extremely pleased to introduce Curt Stapleton and Corey Pelton. Both pastors are raising funds and preparing to head to the field in January 2022. Curt is planting a church in Athens, TN, while Corey will be seeding church plants in southern Appalachia. Praise...

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A Year in Review

A Year in Review

The Lord has been incredibly faithful to our church plants this year. As we’ve stepped out in faith, seeking to follow His will, He has led each pastor, elder, and core group and provided for our church plants in countless ways. To all of you who have followed along...

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God is at Work in Morristown

God is at Work in Morristown

Located between Knoxville and Johnson City, Morristown is one of the many small towns scattered through East Tennessee. As a larger, central, trade town, it is a key location for a PCA church with opportunity to reach the outlying areas. Carson-Newman University is...

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