Chattanooga First

That all may know the joy of loving God and one another. Chattanooga, TN
Chattanooga First
Chattanooga First
Chattanooga First
Chattanooga First
Chattanooga First
Chattanooga First
Chattanooga First
Chattanooga First
Chattanooga First

Who We Are

Our mission is to give witness to the Gospel of Jesus Christ through worship, preaching, fellowship and ministering to all human needs of the heart, mind and body; that all may experience the saving power of God in this life and the life to come.

About Us

Friendly, Inclusive, Historic, Multigenerational

Community Service, Faith and Work, Children's Ministry, Choir, Missions, Nursery, Daycare, Youth Group

Traditional Hymns, Organ, A capella, Passionate Reverent

Presbyterian (CPC)



Plan Your Visit



1505 N. Moore Road
Chattanooga, TN 37411-1220



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Leadership View all

Dr. Gary Carver

Dr. Gary Carver

Since October 2009, Dr. Gary Carver and his wife Sharlon, have ministered at First Cumberland Presbyterian Church of Chattanooga. Gary was born in Gadsden, Alabama, and received his Bachelor of Arts in Religion and History from Samford University in Birmingham. Gary and Sharlon then moved to Louisville, Kentucky where he attended the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, and received the Master of Divinity (M.Div) degree in 1972, followed by a Doctor of Ministry (D.Min.) degree in 1977. Continual educational pursuits found Dr. Carver studying under Dr. Fred B. Craddock at the Candler School of Theology at Emory University in Atlanta. In 1995 he was awarded the Charles E. Merrill Fellowship to study at the Harvard Divinity School in Cambridge, Massachusetts, studying under Dr. Harvey Cox. During his college years, Gary served as a Sports Writer for The Gadsden Times and a Sports Correspondent for The Birmingham News and The Huntsville Times. Dr. Carver is the author of 5 books: Out From the Ordinary; Distinctively Different; Acting on the Absurd; Search for Serendipity; and Building a Victorious Life.

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