ChristWay has long been a church on a mission to reach the people of Chattanooga and the world. That mission has resulted in a few strategic moves (and a name change or two along the way). We began in 1887 on McCallie Avenue as "Central Baptist Church." A desire to reach the community of North Brainerd led us to Woodmore Lane as “Central Baptist Church of Woodmore.” In 2001 the church was called to Ooltewah and began meeting at Hunter Middle School as “ChristWay Community Church” and, in God’s perfect timing, found a more permanent location (where we are today) in what was once the “Arnold Palmer Golf Company.”
In retrospect, it’s easy to see the hand of God at work though each move, making our purpose clear and our mission well-defined. We know that the church is not a building but rather the group of people who worship together, serve together and “do life” together - a body who is called to reach Chattanooga and the world. We feel our approach should be as unique as our calling and we do things differently but our purpose remains the same: to develop people into faithful followers of Jesus Christ.