Our Church

"SharING Jesus by Loving and Serving"

No matter where you are in your life, or walk with Christ, you are always welcome here. Located in the beautiful scenic city of Chattanooga, Tennessee, Hamilton Community Church is in the heart of an incredibly fast growing community of people. We are thrilled to be a part of what is happening here and hope you will come and be a part of what we're building.

If you are new to Hamilton Community Church then please look around. If you have any questions or concerns that are not answered here please let us know and we will see to it that your questions are answered.

OUR PASTORS

PASTOR DAVE KETLESEN

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Born in Hollywood, California, Dave loves to surf, dive, and skateboard. He’s an avid runner, and previously served as the Vice President of the Peachtree City Running Club. He and his wife Debbie have four children: Austin, Myles, Jayla, and Collin. Dave and his family became Seventh-day Adventists when Dave was 10 years old. During his sophomore year at Pacific Union College, Dave felt God’s call upon his heart to the ministry. Shortly after he graduated from PUC, Dave left for Japan where he served as a Missionary for 2 ½ years. His first church was in Lake Tahoe at the foot of Heavenly Valley ski resort. He was a pastor in the IA-MO and KY-TN Conferences for many years. 

Dave loves working with all ages. His more memorable experiences include a very close encounter with a bull, another with a bear, and falling from a 45-foot waterfall. Dave's ultimate passion in life is introducing others to Jesus in unconventional ways.

Pastor Ben Crerar

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Ben was born and raised in upstate New York. Though he grew up in a christian home, he says it wasn’t until his teenage years until he became a true Christ-follower. A few years and a couple of declared college majors later, he got serious about asking God to show him which career path to follow. Through much prayer and deliberation, he felt God lead him toward pastoral ministry. Since then he’s earned a Bachelor of Theology and a Master of Divinity degree. Along the way he met his wonderful wife, Beth, at Southern Adventist University. They have been married since December of 2012. Although they don’t have any kids yet, they do have a rambunctious Labradoodle called Ellie.

Ben has many hobbies including backpacking and hiking, mountain biking, wood working, working on cars, playing guitar and drums, gaming, Arduino tinkering, and building an occasional Lego model. He is passionate about being “real” in spirituality, and helping others experience God in a genuine way.

Our Staff

Senior Pastor
Dave Ketelsen | Office: 423.485.1011 ext. 104 | email

Associate Pastor
Ben Crerar | Office: 423.485.1011 ext. 102  | email

Head Elder
Olivier LeMaitre | Office: 706.422.4104 email

Secretary/Treasurer
Kim Abernathy | Office: 423.485.1011 ext. 103 email