Our Ministry Teams

We believe there is a reason Jesus sent out the disciples in teams of two. We were meant to do ministry together.  Teamwork makes the Dreamwork!  We believe the Lord wants us to ask him to send workers or volunteers to do the work of ministry. Read more about it from Luke's Gospel.

Every organized ministry or project or event is assigned to one of the Ministry Teams below.

Take our ministry interest survey to find out where and how you could serve others!

Contact one of these ministry leaders with questions or to find out how when and where you can volunteer to serve.


Building and Grounds maintains, improves, and stewards building and grounds. (Barry Gilley)

Communications provides tools and services for church office and communications (Roger Davenport)


Congregational Care provides care through contact, visitation, and meals delivered to homes (Janet Gilley)


Congregational Fellowship  provides opportunities for fellowship by planning meals, socials, and showers (Terri David)


Children provides ministry for children from birth through 5th grade (Erin Phipps)


Discipleship teaches and encourages spiritual practices (Pastor Brian Trundle)


Finance provides financial oversight and fund development for ministry (Erin Phipps)


Leadership Development develops leadership among staff/personnel, board, and ministry leaders (Stephen Avans)


Mission Beyond the Valley promotes participation in the many ministries of Nazarene Missions International (Beth Doerr)


Mission Flintstone provides opportunities to build relationships and serve the Flintstone community (Justin Buckner)


Youth provides ministry to youth from 6th grade through 12th grade (Pastor Clay Baker)


Worship provides opportunities to worship God through sacraments, scripture, and music (Kelly Hawkins)

These Ministry Teams report on their work to the congregation and look to the Church Board and Pastor for direction.

Church Board

The Church Board is a governing body of Lay People voted on by the congregation to serve a two year term. They serve and make decisions on behalf of the congregation. If you have a question or comment you are welcome to talk with or email any board member. 

Board Members: Stephen Avans, Kim Bates, Jim Buckner, Justin Buckner, Mitzi Davenport, Steve Degitz, Paula Degitz, Stan Doerr, Sandra Evett, Chuck Forsythe, Naomi Forsythe, Barry Gilley, Jack Mullinax, Karla Mullinax, Alice Reynolds

Our Pastor

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Pastor Hunter has served as lead pastor at Chattanooga Valley Church of the Nazarene since 2019.


Before that he pastored the Mosaic Church outside of Atlanta in Lilburn and served as a youth pastor for eleven years in Kentucky, Alabama, and Ohio as well as the Executive Director of thEast Nashville Cooperative Ministry.

Hunter has a B.A and M.A from Trevecca Nazarene University, an M.Div from Vanderbilt, and a PhD in historical theology from the University of Manchester, where he is a associate fellow at the Manchester Wesleyan Research Center.  He has taught as an adjunct and visiting professor for  the Salvation Army's Evangeline Booth College, Asia Pacific Theological Seminary, Mount Vernon Nazarene University, and Trevecca in addition to serving as a contributor and editor for The Foundry publishing house. Wesley studies, ecclesiology, and church history are his principal subjects..


He currently chairs the Georgia District Board of Studies and serves on the Board of Trustees for Trevecca Nazarene University. 

Pastor Hunter's passion is for God's kingdom to come and Jesus' will to be done in Chattanooga Valley as they are in heaven.

Hunter and his wife, Courtney have three sons who love playing outside and going to the Mall of Georgia (their name for the Flintstone Dollar General).