Rev. Ann RobinsDistrict Superintendent 


Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 1515
Kodak, TN 37764


Physical Location: 

Housed in First UMC, Knoxville
3316 Kingston Pike
Knoxville, TN 37919

Office Hours: Please call 865-470-7005 to schedule an appointment.

To find our office: Turn in the parking lot of First UMC Knoxville, 3316 Kingston Pike, do not turn between the church and the Parish house, head on over the hill as if you are going toward the river/pavilion.  As you top the hill you will see an entrance on your right for our office.


Administrative Assistant:
Mary Hawkins 

Phone: (865) 470-7005 

The Tennessee Valley District is home to 82 United Methodist Churches in the greater Knoxville and surrounding areas of Knox, Roane, Anderson, Morgan, Scott, Campbell, Claiborne, Loudon, and Union Counties.  

List of Tennessee Valley District Churches

News Tennessee Valley District

Andrea Cooper (right) shares lunch and a poem with one of the many neighbors served by Rocky Top United Methodist Church.
Church helps woman rise above addiction to serve others

ROCKY TOP, Tenn. – Andrea Cooper doesn’t bother to close the side door on the old church van while it ambles through narrow streets and country roads. The door stays open so she can hop out to deliver bag lunches to apartments, hotels, and mobile ...

A student was killed on school property and a police officer was wounded April 12 in East Knoxville, Tennessee.
After shooting at school, United Methodists grasp for answers

Update | April 15, 8:30 p.m.: About 80 people, including about 20 United Methodist clergy, participated in tonight's prayer service at Lennon-Seney United Methodist Church. Update | April 15, 2:15 p.m.: This is a developing story. Please follow ...

Lennon-Seney United Methodist Church leads the way in getting vaccines for an underserved community in Knoxville, Tennessee.
Vaccines reach more people through work of Holston churches

Leer en español   This Knoxville church parking lot is bustling mid-week with a large medical van, health-care workers, and patients arriving to get their COVID-19 vaccines. Inside the church, the Rev. Leah Burns is working the phone, chatting up ...

A sign on the door at Magnolia Avenue United Methodist Church issues a warning on March 3, 2021.
Closed by city, Knoxville church works to reopen

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. -- Church and city officials are working together to expedite the reopening of Magnolia Avenue United Methodist Church after the building was closed and declared “unfit for human habitation." The East Knoxville church is the site ...

Kloi Blue doesn't want to turn the hurt she's experienced from racism back onto others.
Changed by a dangerous protest, Knoxville woman marches on

En español Justice Profiles: This is the third story in a series. KNOXVILLE, Tenn. -- Three years ago, Kloi Blue went to a rally where she was threatened by white supremacists carrying firearms. It was terrifying. She came home from the ...

Vandals set fire to church while drum group is away

  KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (June 27, 2019) -- The Rev. Elston McLain knew his phone was buzzing but he couldn’t answer. He was on stage in front of the Holston Annual Conference, leading his 20 musicians in playing the African drums. The audience of 1,800 ...

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 ...

Free clinic at Magnolia Avenue faces uncertain future

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (Jan. 24, 2019) -- At first, the free clinic at Magnolia Avenue United Methodist Church seems like a depressing place. Ceilings are caving. Some of the toilets don’t work. Large trash cans catch water leaks from the roof. The rooms ...