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ABOUT US

The Christian Student Center (CSC) is the oldest college ministry on the campus of UTC.  We are located at 609 Houston Street, directly across from Johnson-Obear Dormitory.  The CSC has been providing for and ministering to the students, faculty, and staff of UTC for over 50 years.  During that time we have shared the gospel with thousands of people in an effort to change lives and serve others as an example of Jesus Christ.  The CSC is under the supervision of Central Church of Christ.

Our Mission

The CSC endeavors to provide an enriching place to grow friendships, meet new people, offer resources for students to mature their faith, and most importantly, to model Jesus Christ to everyone we meet in hopes that we might share the joy of our salvation.

Our History

In March of 1969, a board of directors was formed to oversee the Christian Student Center at 627 Vine Street. In 1971, the Board of Directors announced the purchase of 609 Houston Street, which was remodeled in 2017. The CSC has continued to grow over the years, having more than 60 baptisms, and serving up to 5,000 meals each year. After 8 campus ministers, Harrison Gibbs became the current Campus Minister in March 2024.

Central Church of Christ

On Sunday, Oct. 3, 1909, the elders of the Cowart Street Church of Christ in south Chattanooga decided to try to plant a church in the downtown area. They rented the Masonic Lodge at 7th and Cherry Street for Sunday and Wednesday services. Twenty-six Christians attended the first service on October 17, 1909, and the Central Church of Christ began and continued with regular meetings there. In 1910 the Central church hired its first full-time minister, G.C. Brewer, who served until 1915. Over its 108 year history, Central has had various full-time and part-time ministers. Its present minister is Craig Allison who was the CSC Campus Minister for 12 years before taking the position at Central in January 2024.

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