Presbytery of East Tennessee

The regional governing Council of the Presbyterian Church (USA).

Who We Are

“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.”

— PCUSA Book of Order, G-3.0301

Our Presbytery is composed of 61 churches, 3 campus ministries, chaplains, pastors, staff persons, and church professionals. From Knoxville to Chattanooga, from Gatlinburg to Fairfield Glade, we are active stewards of God’s creation and all that is in it.

Presbyterians are “connectional” in structure and in spirit. We rely on the strength of the Holy Spirit coming from and through our many ministries. We are committed to unity in Christ, diversity in membership, and the love and justice of God.

We are a Matthew 25 Presbytery, dedicated to upholding the tenets and doing the ministry of the Matthew 25 Initiative of the Presbyterian Church USA.

What’s Going On Around PET?

Help for Churches and Church Professionals


Commissioned Lay Pastor Program

Elder Training

Finding a Pastor