"My house will be called a house of prayer for all nations" - Isaiah 56:7b

St. Elmo Avenue Baptist Church (ABC)

At St. Elmo Avenue Baptist Church in Chattanooga, TN we take seriously the Scripture, also quoted by Jesus, "My house will be called a house of prayer for all nations" - Isaiah 56:7b.  Prayer is the engine that drives all of God's work. 

With prayer support in place, we then respond to God's command to every believer:  "Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you.” (Matt. 28:19-20a). To learn more about this Call to Discipleship, click here.

God has chosen to make St. Elmo ABC unique in that our principal focus is not on filling the pews, but in reaching out with love and the gospel to disciple the nations through the many and varied independent ministries that call our building home.  Click this link for an article on local churches (including ours) housing other churches and other ministries.

Ministry Spotlight

Haven's Rest

Located on the top floor of the portion of our building called "The Ministry Center", Haven's Rest provides homeless families with shelter, food, clothing and love.  The most recent family expressed how much healing their family experienced being there.  God birthed this ministry in the hearts of Linda Kittle and Starla Dodson, both members of our church.  They have also delivered food and blankets to the homeless at Thanksgiving.  Linda and Starla continue to be open to how the Lord would expand this ministry.  They would both love to talk to you if you would like more information.

To learn about other independent ministries housed at St. Elmo Avenue Baptist Church, please click here.

Church-Organized Ministries

The church also has its own church-organized ministries, such as prayer, quilting, crocheting, discipleship groups and more.  Click here to learn more.

Church Family

To learn more about our church family and our pastor, please click here.


Find Us

4500 St Elmo Avenue • Chattanooga, TN 37409

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