• Jack Dyer, Teaching & vision minister

    Jack, a Tennessee native, has been in student ministry for over 10 years and now has felt the call to Senior Minister.  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.

  • 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.  Since they have been amazingly blessed with two of the cutest kids you'll find. (Owen (3) & Larissa (almost 1)) Ben's hobbies include playing music, short walks on the beach, playing only some of the sports, and spending time with his wife, kids and their puppy.

  • Matt schar, family minister

    Matt is our family minister at HVCC, overseeing the kids, youth, and family ministries. He met Kaelyn Saxton, the love of his life, during his first week at Johnson University. Matt graduated with a double major in Preaching and Youth and Bible and Theology. Originally from northeast Ohio, he is "just a kid from Akron". Matt loves spending time with his wife, watching sports, going out for coffee, and being around people. He longs to see the Kingdom of God come and to see Jesus bring restoration where there is brokenness.


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