About Us

About Us

We would like to welcome you to ntchurch.com.  Our goal is to spread the good news of Jesus Christ.  To that end we would like to invite you to come and worship with us at 3701 North Terrace, Chattanooga, TN, USA.

But first, let us tell you a little about ourselves.

Our members come from all over the Chattanooga metropolitan area.  Our members are young, old, and middle-aged. Some have well-established families while others are just getting started.

Our services are God-centered where His servants offer worship in spirit and truth.  We have Bible classes for children, teenagers, young adults, and adults.  In our worship service you will find singing, praying, and preaching.  On the Lord's Day you will find us commemorating our Lord's death in the Lord's Supper.  Also, on Sunday, our members have the privilege of returning a portion of what already belongs to Him by giving of our means.

When you visit we hope you will find us to be a friendly group of people.  We do not focus on traditions but rather gladly study the Bible to determine how first century Christians worshipped God.

The North Terrace church of Christ began meeting on May 2, 1971, in a small brick house on North Terrace Road.  In 1979, North Terrace built its current facilities at 3701 North Terrace, Chattanooga, TN.


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Our members come from all over the Chattanooga metropolitan area.  We have members who live in East Ridge near the church building. We have members who live in East Brainerd and Ooltewah.  We have members who travel some distance from North Georgia and and Copperhill, TN, to work and worship with others of like precious faith (2 Peter 1:1).  Our members are made up of all age groups from teenagers to over 80 years of age and various groups in between.  Some members have well-established families and extended families while others are just getting started.  Currently, we have over 20 families who associate with the North Terrace church.



Following the examples found in the New Testament, we assemble on the first day of every week to partake in the Lord’s Supper, fellowship, Bible Study, singing, prayers, and giving of our blessings.  These assemblies are conducted not by ritual, but are conducted in a decent and orderly fashion (1 Corinthians 14:40).

  • Acts 2:41-42 So then, those who had received his word were baptized; and that day there were added about three thousand souls. They were continually devoting themselves to the apostles' teaching and to fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer.

Bible Studies:
We place emphasis on the Bible during our class periods and during our assemblies.  In classes, the study may be focused through simple workbooks or discussions.  In our assemblies, the preaching is intended to draw our attention to and encourage our obedience to scriptural evidences.

  • Acts 17:10-12 The brethren immediately sent Paul and Silas away by night to Berea, and when they arrived, they went into the synagogue of the Jews. Now these were more noble-minded than those in Thessalonica, for they received the word with great eagerness, examining the Scriptures daily to see whether these things were so. Therefore many of them believed, along with a number of prominent Greek women and men.
  • 2 Timothy 2:15 Be diligent to present yourself approved to God as a workman who does not need to be ashamed, accurately handling the word of truth.
  • 2 Timothy 3:16-17  All Scripture is inspired by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, for training in righteousness; so that the man of God may be adequate, equipped for every good work.

Through our time together in worship, we have fellowship with God, Christ, the Spirit, and each other. Our fellowship is based on spiritual things and relationships rather than sharing a common meal.  Our fellowship is based on our walking before God together  “in the light” even as God and Christ did.  We have fellowship with each other when we partake of the Lord’s Supper.

  • 1 John 1:5-7 This is the message we have heard from Him and announce to you, that God is Light, and in Him there is no darkness at all. If we say that we have fellowship with Him and yet walk in the darkness, we lie and do not practice the truth; but if we walk in the Light as He Himself is in the Light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus His Son cleanses us from all sin.
  • 1 Corinthians 10:16-17 Is not the cup of blessing which we bless a sharing in the blood of Christ? Is not the bread which we break a sharing in the body of Christ?  Since there is one bread, we who are many are one body; for we all partake of the one bread.
  • Philippians 1:3-5 I thank my God upon every remembrance of you, always in every prayer of mine making request for you all with joy, for your fellowship in the gospel from the first day until now,…

Lord’s Supper:
We honor Jesus Christ in accordance to His instructions regarding remembering His sacrifice for us.  We share collectively as we partake of unleavened bread and pure grape juice (fruit of the vine) in remembering, as did the Corinthians. This we do each first day of the week in accord with scriptural examples.

  • Matthew 26:26-29 While they were eating, Jesus took some bread, and after a blessing, He broke it and gave it to the disciples, and said, Take, eat; this is My body.” And when He had taken a cup and given thanks, He gave it to them, saying, Drink from it, all of you; for this is My blood of the covenant, which is poured out for many for forgiveness of sins. But I say to you, I will not drink of this fruit of the vine from now on until that day when I drink it new with you in My Father's kingdom.
  • 1 Corinthians 11:23-26 For I received from the Lord that which I also delivered to you, that the Lord Jesus in the night in which He was betrayed took bread; and when He had given thanks, He broke it and said, This is My body, which is for you; do this in remembrance of Me.  In the same way He took the cup also after supper, saying, This cup is the new covenant in My blood; do this, as often as you drink it, in remembrance of Me.  For as often as you eat this bread and drink the cup, you proclaim the Lord's death until He comes.
  • Acts 20:6-7 We sailed from Philippi after the days of Unleavened Bread, and came to them at Troas within five days; and there we stayed seven days. On the first day of the week, when we were gathered together to break bread, Paul began talking to them, intending to leave the next day, and he prolonged his message until midnight.

Our singing is considered an important part of our worship and we place emphasis upon it.  When you visit us, you will find that we teach songs in our children’s Bible classes and as a collective group.  We emphasize vocal singing to encourage each other, offer praise to God, and follow the examples of the apostles.  The Hebrew writer describes it as “a sacrifice of praise to God, that is, the fruit of lips that give thanks to His name” in chapter 13:15.

  • Ephesians 5:18b-20 … but be filled with the Spirit, speaking to one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody with your heart to the Lord;  always giving thanks for all things in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ to God, even the Father;
  • Colossians 3:16 Let the word of Christ richly dwell within you, with all wisdom teaching and admonishing one another with psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with thankfulness in your hearts to God.
  • Matthew 26:30 After singing a hymn, they went out to the Mount of Olives.

We begin and end each worship service with a prayer.  One of the Christian males in attendance directs our thoughts in a public prayer to make our needs and the needs of others known to God.  Through it, we also praise and acknowledge Him and we thank Him for His care. 

  • Acts 1:14a These all with one mind were continually devoting themselves to prayer…
  • Philippians 4:6 Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God.
  • John 14:13-14  Whatever you ask in My name, that will I do, so that the Father may be glorified in the Son. If you ask Me anything in My name, I will do it.”
  • 1 Peter 3:10-12 for, the one who desires life, to love and see good days, must keep his tongue from evil and his lips from speaking deceit. He must turn away from evil and do good; he must seek peace and pursue it. For the eyes of the lord are toward the righteous, and his ears attend to their prayer, but the face of the lord is against those who do evil.

Giving of our blessings:
We offer the opportunity to contribute, to return to God a portion of our blessings, and collect it into a treasury just as the Corinthians were instructed.  We offer this opportunity only during our Sunday services.  These funds allow us to have fellowship with others in spreading God’s Word and ensuring that the local congregational needs are met.

  • 1 Corinthians 16:1-2  Now concerning the collection for the saints, as I directed the churches of Galatia, so do you also. On the first day of every week each one of you is to put aside and save, as he may prosper, so that no collections be made when I come.
  • Mark 12:41-44  And He sat down opposite the treasury, and began observing how the people were putting money into the treasury; and many rich people were putting in large sums. A poor widow came and put in two small copper coins, which amount to a cent. Calling His disciples to Him, He said to them, Truly I say to you, this poor widow put in more than all the contributors to the treasury; for they all put in out of their surplus, but she, out of her poverty, put in all she owned, all she had to live on.


When you visit we hope you will find us to be a friendly group of people, who have a common goal of reaching heaven.  We do not focus on traditions but gladly study the Bible to determine how first century Christians worshipped God.

What you will find:

  • A group of Christians seeking to worship God and live according to his divine and Holy word.
  • A willingness to study God's word and share its inspiration with one another in Bible classes.
  • Parents who desire their children to become faithful Christians and who bring them to Bible classes.
  • Carefully planned Bible studies, effective learning experiences tailored for each particular age group.
  • Honoring Jesus Christ through the observance of the Lord's Supper on the first day of the week.  (Acts 2:42)
  • Congregational singing which praises our Lord.  (Eph. 5:18-19)
  • Preaching from God's word.  (Acts 20:7)
  • An opportunity for each to give as he has been prospered.  (1 Cor. 16:2)

We are a group of Christians who work together, spreading the gospel of Jesus Christ, striving to live faithfully by God's word.  Our common goal is to one day redeem His promise of a home in Heaven laid up for the faithful.



The North Terrace church of Christ began meeting on May 2, 1971, in a small brick house on North Terrace Road.  In 1979, North Terrace built its current facilities at 3701 North Terrace, Chattanooga, TN.

North Terrace church of Christ was the result of much planning by Christians who lived in the Brainerd area rather than the result of strife or division.  The original members had been attending congregations in North Georgia and in the Hixson area and wanted to establish a congregation in the Brainerd area itself.  In attendance were 16 people in the first service.  We now average around 75 in attendance.

Since 1971,  a number of gospel ministers have worked with North Terrace including: Mack Stephens, Bill Hall, Dan Binkley, Robert Hines, Barney Keith, Charles Bracket, and Richard Boone.  During periods between ministers, many of the men have filled the pulpit.  Currently, Perry Hurst is the minister at North Terrace.