West Emory is a small, family-friendly church in west Knoxville, Tennessee. We believe in serving our community through mission and charity. We are a member of the Presbytery of East Tennessee, in the Synod of Living Waters, within the Presbyterian Church USA (PCUSA).
|Minister||Rev. Dr. Augusta Boyd "Miki" Vanderbilt||Email Pastor Miki|
|Music Director||Gwen Bridge||Email Gwen|
|Pianist||Karen Cobb||Email Karen|
|Children's Education||Linda Whitehead||Email Linda|
|Treasurer||Bill Hall||Email Bill|
|Preschool Director||Alicia McMillan||Email Alicia|
|Jon Michel||Kay Devore||Scott Atchley|
|Seth Fischer||Jeff Patton||David Little|
|Raph Hix||Linda Whitehead||Ann Naylor|
|1823||Organized as the first Cumberland Presbyterian Church in East Tennessee (log building and "Brush Arbor Shed", mile west of present Pellissippi Parkway).
|1858||Log "Meeting House" replaced by a wood frame building.
|????||Part of congregation moved into Concord and built a building there (foundation - in the cemetery on 2nd Street).
|1870||Part of congregation moved to our present location (land donated by the Koon Family) wooden building - dismantled and moved to site of red brick building. Church named West Emory Presbyterian Church after two pastors: Samuel West and Isaac Emory.
|1904||The Reverend Isaac Emory is killed in the famous New Market train wreck.
|1906||West Emory left the Cumberland Church and joined the "northern" Presbyterian Church (Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A.).
|1941||The wooden building burned.
|1944||Brick building built. West Emory joined the "Southern" Presbyterian Church (Presbyterian U.S.).
|1983||Present sanctuary dedicated. "Northern" and "Southern" Presbyterians unite to become Presbyterian Church U.S.A. (PCUSA).
West Emory has a graveyard with plots available. Please contact the church office for more information.
Here's an interesting fact: a graveyard is attached to a church. Otherwise, it is a cemetery.