Are you a college student from UTC, Covenant College, Chattanooga State, or another local college looking for a church home while you are away from your home? We would love for you to join us at First Pres!
Worship Times:
9am, 11am, or 5:15pm
Sunday School is at 10:15am

First Friends International Student Ministry

FIRST FRIENDS is a group of caring local families who help international college students adjust to and enjoy American life, while receiving a well-rounded introduction to America and its people. We are a friendship organization that provides helpful services and activities and promotes friendships between international college students in the Chattanooga area and residents of the Chattanooga community.
First Friends invites all international college students and scholars studying in the Chattanooga area who desire help or American friendship.  Our services, programs, and activities are open to ALL students of all nationalities and religions. First Friends is not officially affiliated with nor part of any university, but rather an independent group of families who are dedicated to friendship and help for international college students, supported by 1st Pres and our World Missions ministry!
To get started, you can email   or fill out our online form so we can get to know you! You can also sign up for our SMS reminders by texting START to 1-833-505-1712 to sign up for event updates and registration information. Message frequency will vary. Message and data rates may apply, Reply STOP to cancel.

Check out RUF at UTC!

RUF logo

1st Pres and our denomination, the PCA, provide a college ministry at the University of Tennessee Chattanooga called Reformed University Fellowship (RUF). More than just a ministry on the university campus, RUF seeks to be a ministry for the university. It strives to serve in this unique stage of a student’s life in the world they live in, exploring together how the Lordship of Christ informs every area of life.

UTC RUF Website