Two Rivers Church

Thanks for checking out Two Rivers Church. We’d love for you to take a few minutes and look around our site. You’ll find the basics – who we are, when and where we meet – and you can see a couple stories of how God has impacted some of the people at Two Rivers. If you have any question, we’d love for you to contact us and we’ll get back to you as soon as we can.

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Service Times and Locations

We meet each Sunday morning at 9:30 and 11AM.

If you have kids, we invite you to arrive a few minutes early to get them checked in with our incredible Kid’s Ministry team.

Weekend Location

New Ooltewah Elementary School

8890 Snowy Owl Road

Ooltewah, TN 37363

Office Location

6303 Ooltewah Georgetown Rd

Ooltewah, TN 37363

Weekend Location

Weekend Location

Church Office

Church Office

Who We Are

Our Mission

We are a caring community committed to awakening people to the life-changing power of Jesus.

Our Name

In the traditional “Word-based” cultures of many evangelical churches, there is an emphasis placed on Bible study, scripture memorization, and the authority of God’s Word…but sometimes a neglect of learning to be guided by the person of the Holy Spirit.

In many traditional “Spirit-led” cultures in many charismatic churches, there is an emphasis placed upon expressive worship, gifts of the Spirit, and an expectation of God’s manifest presence…but sometimes there is a neglect of careful biblical study and teaching of the Scripture.

Two Rivers Church seeks to borrow from the best of both of these traditions while avoiding the extremes.

We are committed to be people devoted to the Word of God led by the Spirit of God and merging these two rivers of tradition.

Our Core Values

1) We do life together: Shared experiences make great stories.

2) We have fun.

3) We live authentically.

4) We live in response to God.

5) We believe God’s Word changes people.

6) We believe God works through broken people.

7) We fight for relational health.

8) We live generously.

Stories

Aaron

Aaron grew up going to church, but when he finally had enough of fake, hypocritical Christianity, he turned his back and walked away. A decade later, God sent someone into his life, and he experienced something he never had before.

Paul

“My druggie friends treated me better than Christians so why would I want to be around Christians?” That’s what Paul thought at one point. This is his comeback story.

Lynda

Lynda is discovering her part in God’s story because two strangers showed up at her door with a Christmas gift. They didn’t know it, but they were the answer to her prayers.

For The Family

Adults

We want small groups to be an important part of your experience at 2RC.

Participating in a small group is one of the ways that we want you to experience our caring community: awakening and encouraging you in your journey with Jesus. In these groups, you will share life together, play together, pray together, and study the Word together (and probably eat together also). We have a variety of co-ed groups and men’s and ladies groups at different times and places throughout the week. To find out more, visit the Ministries page.

Students

At Two Rivers Church we hope students will come as they are, connect with other students and leaders, grow in their relationship with Jesus Christ and serve in their church and community!

Our student ministry (grade 6-12) meets every 1st and 3rd Tuesday from 6:30-8PM at the church office. We also encourage our students to worship with us on Sunday mornings as well as serve on a team at the church.

If you’d like to know more about our student ministry, you can e-mail Alex.

Kids

Kids have a very important place here at our church. 2RC Kids isn’t just a babysitting service; the kids have church too. We do this in an age-appropriate way from infants through fifth grade.

Infants and toddlers start out in a loving and fun environment learning songs and Bible rhymes. Preschoolers have a fun Bible lesson, play games, and sing songs. Elementary kids have worship music, learn Bible lessons, and do small-group activities.

All of our activities are designed to build relationships between the kids and the volunteer staff and to ultimately build a relationship with God.

Our goal at 2RC Kids is to partner with you in teaching your child to love God and to love others. Parents are the main spiritual influence in a child’s life, and we hope we can partner with you in leading your child to a life-long love of Jesus Christ.

You can e-mail Jon if you’d like to know more about 2RC Kids.

Leadership

Chris Jessen is the Lead Pastor of Two Rivers Church in Chattanooga. Before planting 2RC Chattanooga, Chris was the Pastor of Students at Two Rivers Church Knoxville for seven years.

Chris grew up in Knoxville, TN and attended the University of Tennessee to study business and English. After an internship with a student ministry in Knoxville, Chris attended Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary where he received his Master’s of Divinity in 2006.

Chris has been married to Katie since 2006 and they have four awesome kids: Oliver, Joshua, Samuel, and Claire.

Chris occasionally shares thoughts on life, faith and church planting on his blog.

Connect with Chris:

Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | E-mail

Jon Teague is the Family and Teaching Pastor at Two Rivers Chattanooga. Before joining the team at 2RC Chattanooga, Jon was on staff at Two Rivers Church Knoxville for ten years. During those ten years, Jon served in many roles including middle school pastor, worship/creative pastor, high school pastor, and family pastor.

Jon is a native of Chattanooga with degrees from Middle Tennessee State University and the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. He’s been married to Katie since 2002 and they have three daughters: Annie, Hope, and Norah.

Jon occasionally blogs on faith and family at JonBlogs.com.

Connect with Jon:

Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | E-mail

Find Your Place

At Two Rivers Church, we want you to find your place in God’s story. If you’re looking for a church in the Chattanooga area, we’d be honored to have you as our guest this Sunday! You’ll find a place with friendly people, a great kid’s ministry, energetic worship through music, and practical teaching!

If you have any questions or want to know more about anything at Two Rivers Church, fill out the contact form to the right and we will get back to you as soon as possible.

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