welcome larry williams

Interim pastor

Ooltewah Baptist Church welcomes Rev. Larry Williams as our Interim Pastor.   Pastor Larry (a former pastor of Ooltewah Baptist Church) looks forward to serving alongside the church in an effort to partner with Christ and bring glory to God.  What WE do to serve HIM is of great importance to Pastor Larry and he is excited to see the people of Ooltewah Baptist Church experience the joy of focusing upon what God has in store for "THIS DAY" and more and more locking arms to be a body that "GOES OUT" beyond these walls...serving, loving, and making disciples by following Christ's example.

Our motto:

"NOT I, but christ"

We seek to flesh out the mottoNOT I, BUT CHRIST,” because we understand that before we were saved, we tried to do things our own way and it led us to dead end after dead end and futility upon futility.  Like the apostle Paul, we seek to be led by Christ as He lives through us. In Galatians 2:20, he wrote, “I have been crucified with Christ; and it is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me; and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me, and delivered Himself up for me.”



The church’s mission came directly from the Lord Jesus Christ and that is “to make disciples.”  A maturing disciple of Jesus Christ is one who “Embraces the Gospel,” “Ingests His Word” (both corporately and individually) and “Engages Their Platform.”  

A member at Ooltewah Baptist Church is someone who has a personal relationship with Jesus Christ and who has followed through with believer’s baptism by immersion; who is committed to our beliefs, purpose, and values; and who is actively involved in four essentials: worship, community, growth, and service.