The Presbytery of East Tennessee
is a regional governing Council of
the Presbyterian Church (USA).

The presbytery is responsible for the government of the church throughout its district, and for assisting and supporting the witness of congregations to the sovereign activity of God in the world, so that all congregations become communities of faith, hope, love, and witness. From G.0301 of The Book of Order.


There are 63 churches in the Presbytery of East Tennessee. 

The Presbytery covers the region from Knoxville to Chattanooga, to Fairfield Glade, to Huntsville (TN).

As it leads and guides the witness of its congregations, the presbytery keeps before it

John Knox Center 
A Retreat Center for All Year

On the shores of Watts Bar Lake. John Knox Center offers organized retreats and events, custom programs, and lodging and program opportunities for adults, youth, children, church groups, schools, and more.

We also offer a broad variety of Christ centered children's and youth opportunities at our summer camp program called Camp John Knox. Campers grow as Christians, develop social and communications skills, and build strong relationships that can last a lifetime.