Our Beliefs

As a Christian community we believe:

  • in God, revealed through scripture as the trinity—Father, Son, and Holy Spirit—three in one;
  • that all people are sinful and in need of forgiveness, redemption, and salvation through Jesus Christ;
  • that we experience this salvation by grace through faith;
  • that we experience God’s love through the activity of the Holy Spirit, both in our personal lives and in the life of our faith community;
  • that believers will share in Jesus Christ’s resurrection and be raised to eternal life; and
  • that the Holy Bible is authoritative in matters of faith.

As United Methodists, We Believe...


  • that all the credit and glory for our lives of faith belongs to God, acting in grace
  • through “prevenient grace,” God calls us toward him, so that we long to please him, realize our sin, and seek his salvation;
  • through “justifying grace,” God assures us that we are forgiven and that he has given us the gift of eternal salvation;
  • through “sanctifying grace,” God calls us to become increasingly Christ-like, constantly growing in our love for God and neighbors;
  • that God’s sanctifying grace calls us to live disciplined lives, characterized by holy habits that enable us to grow closer to God and to neighbors in love;


  • that faith is the only necessary response for our salvation, but faith always reveals itself in good works; and
  • that we always experience and reveal our personal salvation within the context of community.


Long Tradition & Strong Values

  1. Founded in 1865  as Concord Methodist Episcopal Church, South
  2. The congregation shared a building with Concord Presbyterian Church on Second Street until 1920 when they moved into their own church building one block to the east.
  3. In the 1950's, the Farragut community started to grow and the congregation made a bold, yet highly debated, decision. In 1961, the church moved nearer to the heart of the community to reach more people.
  4. The church continued to grow as more familes moved west and the campus on Roane Street expanded to meet their faith, outreach, and missional needs. In 2010, the church moved into its newest addition that included a second worship space for contemporary worship.
  5. Concord United is prayerfully entering the digital age to reach new generations of people that need the healing and hope of Jesus Christ!


Larry Trotter

Senior Pastor

Wil Cantrell

Sr. Associate Pastor

Brooke Hartman

Pastor of Discipleship

Mike Stallings

Pastor, Worship Arts

Meet the Staff

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