Welcome to the Smoky Mountain District!

Our district is one of 9 districts in the Holston Conference and includes 72 churches, 60 charges, one Mission Congregation and one preaching station. Based in Tennessee, the district includes all United Methodist churches in Blount, Sevier, Loudon County; South Knox County; and one in Roane County.


Jason N. Gattis serves as the District Superintendent with Cheryl Thompson as Administrative Assistant.       

  • Our Phone number is (865) 982-1427.
  • Our Fax number is (865) 981-7470.
    • Please email us HERE.
  • The district office is located at 217 South Rankin Road in Alcoa, Tennessee...on the third floor of the Holston Conference Center.
  • The office mailing address is PO Box 905, Alcoa, TN 37701-0905.
  • Our office hours are Monday-Thursday, 8 a.m. till 5 p.m. and closed Friday.

News Smoky Mountain District

Becky Puckett and Lieutenant Steve Ebb receive Holston donations designated for the Gatlinburg Fire Department.
Last of wildfire donations delivered to Sevier Co. firefighters

ALCOA, Tenn. – In the season of Thanksgiving, Holston Conference expressed gratitude to firefighters and emergency medical technicians who saved lives three years ago during the deadly Great Smoky Mountain wildfires. The anniversary happened to fall...

Cheesecakes help youth member join mission in Costa Rica

GATLINBURG, Tenn. (Oct. 2, 2019) -- The boy who baked cheesecakes to raise money for a mission trip to Costa Rica will finally realize his dream. Next week, Isaac López, age 12, will join about 40 United Methodists from Holston Conference who will ...

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 ...

Church custodian gets spotlight on Hallmark Christmas show

  SEVIERVILLE, Tenn. (Oct. 12, 2018) – In two months, United Methodists in Sevierville will get to see their church custodian and pastor on a Hallmark Channel Christmas show with Amy Grant. On Wednesday morning, Oct. 10, a Nashville production crew ...

Mission team returns from Latvia with request for Holston

By Smoky Mountain District Latvia Mission Team July 14, 2018 “An occupation is not a change of ideologies or power. An occupation is not a marking of new boundaries on the maps. An occupation is an armed mob of people who break into your home in ...