In the summer of 2013, Lead Pastor Chris Jessen, along with his (then pregnant) wife and 3 adorable boys moved from Knoxville, TN to Chattanooga to plant Two Rivers Church. The Jessens were joined by a core team of 25 people who relocated in order to invite the lost and disconnected into a life-changing community centered around person and power of Jesus.
We are a caring community
committed to awakening people
to the life-changing power of
What’s with the “Two Rivers?”
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.