Randy Martin, District Superintendent
Email District Office
Phone: (423) 629-0333

In an effort to better represent our entire regional area as a Connectional Body of Christ, the Chattanooga District of The United Methodist Church has adopted a new identity. Our District which encompasses multiple states is now known as The Scenic South District. There are many details that will need to be changed and much work to do to make this transition. We thank you for your understanding and we welcome your prayers as we go about this task. If you have questions or concerns please contact the District Office.

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List of Scenic South District Churches

News Scenic South District

Jasir Bey
Experience propels Chattanooga man to fight poverty, racism

En español Justice Profiles: This is the second story in a new series. CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. -- Jasir Bey knows what it’s like to be poor, left out, mistreated. His experience is what gives him passion to help others rise above circumstances and ...

More than 60 members of Dunlap United Methodist Church collaborated to make a video using timely lyrics from an Andrew Peterson song.
Video made by local church warms hearts during dark days

DUNLAP,  Tenn. -- All Pam Kiper wanted to do was make a video that would allow her church family to see each other after a long separation. However, Kiper and her collaborators at Dunlap United Methodist Church did more than that. They made a video ...

Pam Wells takes diapers, food and other supplies to a mobile-home park hit hard by tornadoes in Ooltewah, Tenn. Photo by Lisa Parker
Crisis upon crisis: Chattanooga churches aid tornado survivors

At a time when others were staying home to save their nation from the coronavirus, members from local churches in Chattanooga and Cleveland had to put on their masks and step out to save a community. Church members headed out with chainsaws to help ...

The Rev. Adam McKee and Charlotte McKee are living in a hotel while their home is repaired, but they said many of their neighbors' homes (as pictured) were demolished.
Chattanooga pastor, wife share terrifying tornado experience

En español CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. -- The Rev. Adam McKee was unaware that a deadly storm was bearing down on his neighborhood shortly before midnight on Easter Sunday. He was alerted by his Amazon app voice, “Alexa": “Tornado warning. Seek shelter ...

An early-morning storm destroyed the home and car of Scott and Susan Farley, driving them and their two daughters outside for the night. Photo by Troy Hamilton.
Chattanooga, Cleveland hit hard by Easter storms

  April 13, 6:30 p.m. In Chattanooga, residents were cleaning up from storms today while continuing to practice social distancing and facing the likelihood of a night without electricity. After checking on the church where he serves as senior ...

Rev. Reed L. Shell
Shell projected next Scenic South District superintendent

ALCOA, Tenn. -- Bishop Mary Virginia Taylor announces the projected appointment of the Rev. Reed Shell as Scenic South District superintendent, effective July 1. Shell currently serves as senior pastor at Hixson United Methodist Church in Hixson, ...

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Trying to understand: 2,600 attend district meetings after GC

 March 6, 2019 FIVE DAYS after the conclusion of General Conference, about 2,600 Holstonians gathered to pray and learn how decisions made in St. Louis would affect their local churches.  Under the name 3/3@3, all of Holston Conference’s nine ...