Local church is ranked 7th fastest growing in America

Chattanooga, TN (WDEF) – Venue Church on Shallowford Rd. has plenty to praise for, after being named the 7th fastest growing church in America by the well-known Christian magazine, Outreach.

The church is just under two years old, already has two locations and now welcomes close to 2,000 members every Sunday, "We’ve been really focused and intentional about making it not about the pastor but about the people," said lead pastor, Tavner Smith, "This church is just a church full of phenomenal people. They bring friends. They talk about it. They don’t just come to church, they live what they learn."

Venue Church offers six services on Sunday, kids ministry, youth ministry, and dozens of life groups that meet all over Chattanooga every night of the week.

"We’re gonna just keep planning more campuses," said Smith, "We wanna be a church that Chattanooga can depend on. Not just a church that’s inside the building, but a church that infiltrates every part of this city and makes a difference."

Venue also ranks number one in percentage of growth, and is recognized as the youngest church on the top 100 list out of more than 450,000 churches in the U.S.

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