Photo Credit: Peter Hellberg

Mike Chapman, Senior Pastor

I’m Mike, Senior Pastor at City Church.  My wife, Trudy, and I came to Chattanooga in 1976.  Prior to that we lived Honolulu, Hawaii and worked in planting a new church.  We had no idea we would ever be back in the South again, but God had other plans.

Our passion is to “make disciples who make a difference.”  Over the years, we have watched God take a small congregation of people and transform it into a city-impacting church. 

Photo Credit: Mitya Ku


Shannon Chapman, Lead Pastor

I am Shannon, and I am the Lead Pastor at City Church.  I have had the privilege of seeing our church grow on many levels for many years.  I was born and raised here, and I have a deep love for this city and the people that call it home. 

Ministry has always been connected with family for me, and I now share that with my wife and our six children.  God is doing some amazing things in this city, and I am honored that our church is a part of it!


ERNIE RENO                                              Care Ministries Pastor

CASEY WHITAKER                            Worship Arts Pastor


STEPHEN WILLIAMS                      Children's Pastor

BRAD FREEMAN                                         City Students Ministry Assistant

TIM IVEY                                             Outreach Pastor

KATHY THURMAN                            Business Manager

MANDE CHAPMAN                    
Global Missions Director

HOLLY YOUNG                                   Nursery Director

NANI WILLIAMS                 Communications Director

JAKE EDGEMAN                                         Connections Pastor

DANNY HESTERLY                               Family Ministries/City Students Pastor

LYDIA FREEMAN                             Preschool Director

MIKE ARNOLD                                    Building and Grounds Supervisor