Mike Hubble: Heading to Chattanooga

Mike Hubble: Heading to Chattanooga


The Rev. Mike Hubble, age 61, is projected for appointment as Chattanooga District superintendent effective July 1.

Current appointment: Abingdon District superintendent

Education: A.A., Hiwassee College (1970). B.A., Tennessee Wesleyan College (1972). M.Div., Candler School of Theology (1974).


  • 1970-72: Appointed as pastor to Oak Grove-Ten Mile Circuit, Cleveland District
  • 1972-75: Appointed as pastor to Unity-Chilcutt UMC, Cleveland District
  • 1975-78: Appointed as associate pastor to First Pulaski UMC, Wytheville District
  • 1978-84: Appointed as pastor to First Hillsville UMC, Wytheville District
  • 1984-89: Appointed as pastor to Reynolds Memorial UMC, Abingdon District
  • 1989-1998: Appointed as pastor to Gray UMC, Johnson City District
  • 1998-02: Appointed as pastor to Red Bank UMC, Chattanooga District
  • 2002-2009: Appointed as senior pastor to Keith Memorial UMC, Cleveland District
  • 2009-present: Appointed as Abingdon District superintendent

Family: Wife, Margaret Reed Hubble. Two adult sons, Daniel and Adam.

Home: Rockford United Methodist Church on the New River Circuit, Wytheville District.

How did you find out?

"When Bishop Swanson called and asked me to go to Chattanooga I was surprised, but I am a United Methodist pastor and am glad to serve wherever I am asked to do so."

What are your thoughts, hopes, or goals regarding your next appointment?

"I hope I can serve the Chattanooga District in an effective manner. (I did serve as pastor at Red Bank United Methodist Church from 2008 to 2002.) I look forward to getting to know the pastors and churches of the district and to partnering with them in ministry."

Any words of encouragement or foresight about Holston's future?

"I think Holston Conference’s best days lie in the future and am excited to be a part of what God is doing. In particular, I know God has a dream for his Kingdom’s work in Holston and pray that we can catch sight of that vision and faithfully be about our given mission of 'making disciples for Christ for the transformation of the world.'"