New TVP Church Plants
Highway 58 Church Plant
Chris Manley, Church Planting Apprentice
Ooltewah Church Plant
Benjie Slaton, Planting Pastor
Benjamin (Benjie) Slaton is planting a new PCA church in the I-75/Hamilton Place/Ooltewah area of Chattanooga. He brings to the work an amazing family and lots of experience. He and his wife Natalie both grew up in Dallas and attended SMU for college. After seminary at RTS in Jackson, they returned to Texas for Benjie to serve as the RUF Campus Minsiter at UT in Austin, and then as a pastor on staff at All Saints PCA in Austin and Redeemer PCA in San Antonio. Together, they have 3 children and have diligently taught them to love good tacos and spicy salsa.
Even while calling Texas home, the Slatons have long considered Chattanooga their second home. As undergrads, Benjie and Natalie worked at camps on Lookout Mountain (Alpine Camp for Boys and Camp DeSoto for Girls), and they went on date nights to Chattanooga. In subsequent years they returned for Benjie to serve as the camp minister at Alpine. And as their children have grown, the family has made the trek out to these camps almost every summer. During those years, the Slatons have developed a love for Chattanooga and have made numerous friends in the area. They are delighted to join with God’s work through the churches in the TVP and see a new expression of the church born in the northeast part of the metro area.