About Us

About Us

The Holston Conference of The United Methodist Church is comprised of 864 congregations, organized in nine districts, and located in East Tennessee, Southwest Virginia, and North Georgia. Our total membership stands at 158,861.

Our central office is located in Alcoa, Tennessee:
217 South Rankin Road
P.O. Box 850
Alcoa, TN 37701

Please direct all media inquiries to Tim Jones, director of communications.


Holston Conference relates to numerous United Methodist ministries and organizations in our region, including five Wesley Foundations, five camps, two colleges, one home for children, a pastoral counseling center, the Holston Foundation, and a credit union.

The mission of our Church is to make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world. Read more about:

The Holston Annual Conference is one of 54 U.S. annual conferences in The United Methodist Church. Seventy-five annual conferences exist in Africa, Asia, and Europe. Total membership for our global denomination is 12.6 million.

Bishop Mary Virginia "Dindy" Taylor has served as Holston Conference's resident bishop since 2012.