About The Episcopal Church In East Tennessee
Our Diocese is a collaborative community of engaged members with a “can-do” spirit who are creative, energetic and generous followers of Jesus. We are nestled in the valley between the Cumberland Plateau and the Appalachian Mountains, covering approximately 14,350 square miles in 33 counties in East Tennessee and one in North Georgia. Within this area are 50 diverse congregations which range in attendance from nine to more than 450 faithful worshipers. The Rt. Rev. Brian L. Cole is the fifth bishop of East Tennessee. Clergy number more than 150, which includes 73 priests, 22 vocational deacons and more than 60 non-parochial and retired priests and deacons, all serving under a common call to Reconcile All Things in Christ. In addition to efforts to keep our annual diocesan convention relevant and informative, recent diocesan-wide collaborations include a Christian Formation Task Force, an Evangelism Task Force and a Becoming Beloved Community Task Force. The Diocese of East Tennessee is committed to being a community of prayer and action, caring for the people of our beautiful East Tennessee region. Our forward looking vision is that creativity and innovation are theological tasks, guided by the Holy Spirit. We are rooted in Christ and we are open to the world.
2022 Clergy Conference: Building Bridges from Here to There
Come join us at Lake Logan Conference Center in North Carolina to refresh, recharge, and renew. This year’s facilitator will be The Rt. Rev....
Ordination of James “Bo” Davis to Diaconate
November 10 @ 6:00 pm
Come celebrate the ordination of James “Bo” Davis as he is ordained to the sacred order of deacons on Thursday, November 10, beginning at...
Evangelism for a Whole New World
November 12 @ 10:00 am
With the COVID-19 pandemic came many changes to our society, and the church was no exception. Join us at St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, Maryville,...
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