We at Hixson United Methodist Church believe in providing students with a strong community, positive activities, and opportunities for meaningful growth in their relationship with Jesus Christ. Through creative and authentic Christian programming, students are challenged to discover who they are in Christ and find purpose and meaning in their lives. Take a look at some of the opportunities below as well as our Upcoming Events to see how you can be a part of the viable student ministry at our church. Click here for more information on our philosophy of ministry.



Our mission is to partner with God to transform the world by offering HELP, HOPE, and HEALING through Jesus Christ. Our process? Simple...

The Hixson United Methodist Church's mission is to build our relationship with God, to build our relationsip with each other and to put our faith into action.


Meet the Student Ministry Staff:


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Kevin Gray, Director of Student Ministry

Church Office: 423-877-1246 (ext 328)

Kevin has been attending Hixson United Methodist Church since 1999 and has been  involved in Student Ministry since. As a result, when there came a need for a Student Ministry Assistant in 2006, Kevin was the natural choice. In 2009, he was hired as the Director of Student Ministry when Jim Lewis was asked to lead the Family Ministry Team. Kevin has studied Bible and Theology at Lee University. He is passionate about teaching young people about Jesus and helping them to realize the call to make a difference for Christ wherever they are..




Kelsey Arnold, Student Ministry Assistant

Kelsey was hired as our Student Ministry Assistant in August of 2016. She comes to us from her involvement at the UTC Wesley Center. She is a graduate of UTC and has a degree in Applied Mathematics. Kelsey handles all of our communication, coordination between teams, and registrations for trips and activities. 



Weekly Schedule:





9:45am - 10:50am  

Sunday School

4:00pm - 5:00pm


Youth Band & Youth Choir (Choir Suite)

Adult Volunteer Meeting

5:00pm - 7:00pm


Main Event

7:00pm - 8:00pm


Sports Ministry (Summers Only)






6:30pm - 8:00pm   


Mid-Week Oasis




7:00pm - 8:30pm  


College Ministry Bible Study (Location Varies)


Text Message Updates:

Click below to sign up for up-to-the-minute announcements, reminders, and info about Student Ministry!


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