Spreading God's Word

SINCE 2006

In 2006 a core group of believers launched a church plant in East Middle School here in Tullahoma. In 2007 we purchased our current building and moved in just in time for Christmas that year! Since then we have been blessed to minister to those in the Tullahoma area and surrounding counties.

Our Leadership Team

  • Don Burkhalter  - Lead Pastor

    Don and Sara have been married 58 years. They have 2 daughters, 4 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren. Don has a Bachelor of Theology, Master of Ministry and Doctor of Divinity. He is the President of ChurchQuake International which supports an orphanage in Pestel, Haiti and a local Mission in Gary WVa. Don has been preaching the Gospel for over 47 years and has planted many churches in the USA as well as overseas.

  • Tim Totty - Co-Pastor

    Tim and Terri have been married 19 years. They have 5 children and 4 Grandchildren. They were a part of the launch team of the church in 2006 and have lead the worship team since 2006. Tim was ordained in 2008 and has a heart for helping those strugling with addictions and life's hurts. Tim and Terri lead our Celebrate Recovery ministry each week. Tim also serves as Vice President of Shepherd's House Tullahoma which helps homeless women and children become self-supportive.

Our Beliefs

At our church, you will hear the word “gospel” repeatedly because it is the most important truth that we can know and experience. The gospel is not merely a message that needs to be shared with non-Christians, but also with Christians. It is not something that mature Christians move on from, but rather something that they move deeper into. The gospel is the lens in which we should view theology, ministry, and all aspects of life.

The Apostle Paul defined the word “gospel” concisely in 1st Corinthians 15:3-5 when he wrote, “Christ died for our sins in accordance with the Scriptures, that he was buried, that he was raised on the third day in accordance with the Scriptures, and that he appeared to Cephas, then to the twelve.” Simply put, the gospel is all about Jesus’ life, death and resurrection, and the implications it has for us.