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.


supporting ministries and church professionals

our churches

Sixty-three churches make up the Presbytery, covering the region from Knoxville to Chattanooga, to Fairfield Glade, to Huntsville (TN). 

for church leaders

Guides for Elders and Sessions
Clerks of Session Tools
Taking Minutes
Keeping Rolls
Parliamentary Procedure
Calling a Pastor
Statistics & Reports
PET Low-interest Loan Application

for ministry professionals

Resources for Ministers 
Commissioned Lay Pastors
Church Employees
Salary Standards
Mileage Guides




We offer free online training courses for all church workers and volunteers.
All active clergy are required to complete this training.


governing and serving together


Presbyterians strive to do things "decently and in order." We have a Book of Order, a Book of Confessions, and a Presbytery Manual of Operations to guide us as we work together. We have Policies to help us remember our corporate decisions.

meetings and minutes

Presbytery meetings are attended by elder commissioners from each church and by minister members of the Presbytery. We gather quarterly to make decisions on behalf of our shared ministries.

presbytery leadership

We have an abundance of committees and an agile staff through which we accomplish the ministries of the Presbytery together. Find out about their connectional ministries.


Providing Space for innovative ministry

john knox center

John Knox Center for camp and conference, offers retreats and events, Summer Camp, and programs for adults, youth, children, church groups, and schools.

Campus Ministries

The Presbytery actively supports ministries to students in both public and private colleges. 


Youth Council, Retreats, Triennium
Small & Mighty Youth Groups


Presbyterian History
Elder Training
New Member Orientation


Connecting Presbyterians as one


We have a mobile Presbytery office.
Our staff can be reached by phone, email, and text.


When's that meeting? Where's that Event?
What's happening around the Presbytery?


Directories, Classifieds,
and Links to all things Presbyterian.


Donate online to the many ministries and funds of the Presbytery
as well as to the Special Offerings of the PCUSA.