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Our Board

Mission Statement:

The Board of Directors and staff of Chattanooga Church Ministries, Inc. espouse as our primary goals to strive to lessen the poverty and despair among the homeless in the City of Chattanooga, Tennessee and to restore dignity and self-reliance to those we serve. The Community Kitchen is sponsored and supported by Chattanooga Church Ministries, Inc., an organization of churches in the greater Chattanooga area, the ministry and mission of which is to serve the physical, social and spiritual needs of the homeless and less fortunate without expectation of recompense, but out of love and compassion for mankind. We hope to accomplish these goals by operating a feeding program open to all; by identifying specific needs of the men, women and children we serve; by developing or supporting existing programs which address these needs within the limits of available resources; by acting as advocates for those we serve; and by actively soliciting church and community support for our programs while at the same time coordinating our activities with other programs serving the homeless.

Board Description:

The Board of Chattanooga Church Ministries, Inc., dba/ The Chattanooga Community Kitchen, is rather unique.  As part of our faith based heritage, and because of the founding churches’ intent to make the Kitchen an arm of the church (not a replacement for it), our Board is comprised of churches and organizations (not individuals).  In order to allow for meetings and quorums, the churches and organizations appoint individuals to represent them at the Board meetings.  A Board Executive Committee meets monthly, followed by quarterly full Board meetings.  The Board has the responsibility of steering the ministry and mission of the Community Kitchen and ensuring that all decisions and actions of the organization are appropriate.

We are always interested in expanding our ministry by welcoming new additions to our Board.  If your church or organization would like to join the Community Kitchen Board, please inquire with our business office at (423) 756-4222.

Board Churches and Member Organizations:

Anglican Church of the Redeemer

Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church

Ashland Terrace Christian Church

Christ Church Episcopal

Church of the Good Shepherd

Church of the Nativity

Cross Connection Church

First Baptist Church – Golden Gateway

First Centenary United Methodist Church

First Christian Church

Grace Episcopal Church

Hixson United Methodist

Miracle Missionary Baptist Church

New Hope Presbyterian Church

New United Missionary Baptist Church

Orchard Knob Baptist Church

Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church

Red Bank Baptist Church

Rivermont Presbyterian Church

Saint Jude Catholic Church

Saint Mark’s United Methodist Church 

Saint Martin’s Episcopal Church

Saint Paul’s Episcopal Church

Saint Peter’s Episcopal Church

Saint Stephen’s Catholic Church 

Saint Thaddaeus Episcopal Church

Saint Timothy’s Episcopal Church

Sathya Sai-Baba Center

Second Presbyterian Church

Thankful Memorial Episcopal Church

The Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul

The Samaritan Center

White Oak Baptist Church


Members at Large: 

Ms. Julie Buhrman

Mr. James Fry

Ms. Joanna Holland

Mr. Everett Kerr

Mr. Jay Moore

Mr. William Wilkerson