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 62 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


Church safety seminars

The Presbyterian Church (USA) stands committed to creating safe places of worship, education and care. We believe God intends for the church and its ministries to be a safe place for all encounter God and grow into lives of service and fulfillment. We are called to be a holy community. 

Detecting, Delaying, Deferring Critical Incidents - Identifying and preparing for potential crises in our churches. Thursday, December 7, 2017 9:00am to Noon at Mars Hill Presbyterian Church. 205 North Jackson St.Athens, Tennessee

And the Presbytery is encouraging participation in regional seminars. Click the button below to learn more about all the seminars - locations, times, leadership.

With God’s help, we will see a day when “justice rolls down like waters, and righteousness like an ever-flowing stream” (Amos 5:24).

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.