Staff

  • Gary Armes, Senior Pastor

    Gary’s passions are his relationship with the Lord and being used by the Lord to lead people to that life changing connection with Jesus Christ. His hobbies include softball, golf, and fitness activities.



  • Ben Kehrer, Worship Minister

    Ben is the worship minister here at Hickory Valley and believes in the importance of coming together unified as a church to give God the praise for who He is! "Come, let us tell of the lord’s greatness; let us exalt his name together."  Psalms 34:3

    He is married to his wife Jana and they moved here in December of 2013 to Chattanooga to be part of this church family.  Ben's hobbies include playing music, short walks on the beach, playing only some of the sports, and spending time with his wife and their puppy. ben.kehrer@hvcconline.com

  • Jack Dyer, Youth Minister

    Jack, a Tennessee native, has been in student ministry for the past ten years.  His passion is for students to become who God had created them to be. Jack loves Chattanooga and when he's not shooting Nerf darts at students you can find him paddle boarding, or cycling. Jack went to Johnson University and received a Bachelor of Arts in Youth Ministry / Preaching.  


    He married his high school sweet heart, Andrea, in 2004. They have a full family, including:  Jackson who was born in 2006, June in 2008, and Laila in 2010.  In 2015 Johanna (age 16) came to live with them.


    jack.dyer@hvcconline.com

  • Alex Henderson,

    Minister to Children and Families

    Alex was born and raised here in Chattanooga, TN, graduating from Boyd-Buchanan. He then went on to study at Milligan College in Johnson City, TN, receiving a degree in Biblical Studies/Children's Ministry. He and his wife, Kristie, love children of all ages. They both enjoy the joys and challenges of ministering to children and their families. He and Kristie have been ministering to children and families for over six years.


    Children's Ministry Twitter: AlexHVCC

    Facebook: HVCCKids

    alex.henderson@hvcconline.com

  • Sharon Loftis, ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT

    Sharon is the Administrative Assistant here at HVCC. She and husband live in Soddy Daisy and have 2 grown children and 1 granddaughter. Sharon loves serving the Lord through outreach ministries and mission trips.


    hvccoffice@hvcconline.com