MEET OUR Elders

Our Elders are the spiritual guides of our church family.

The congregation chooses elders based on biblical examples that describe the qualities of a faithful spiritual leader. Shepherding is not a job but a spiritual calling and we are proud of those who answered the call.


Daryl Arendale

Daryl was baptized in 1977 during a Hixson Church of Christ youth ministry trip. He was born and raised at Hixson Church of Christ. He has been a member at Clear Creek since 2011. Daryl became an elder in September of 2017. He married Lina on Sept. 11, 1987. They have twins in college, Carrie at Harding University and Colby at UTC. He is a Project Engineer at Revere Control Systems.


Gary Carson

423-298-3334
gecarson41@gmail.com 
Gary was baptized in 1954 and has been attending the Clear Creek Church of Christ since moving to Chattanooga in November 2004. He served as an elder for two years at the Laredo Texas Church of Christ and six years at the Rochester Church of Christ in Michigan. Gary also served on the Board of Trustees at Rochester College. He has been married to his wife Rosemary for 54 years and they have two married daughters, Dawn and Holly, a single son Matthew, and four grandchildren. Gary is a retired automobile executive.


Bobby Golden

423-503-8977
goldenbl@juno.com
Bobby was baptized in 1970. He has been a member at the Clear Creek Church of Christ since 1986. He became an elder, the second time, in 1992. He has been married to Carol for 51 years. They have two children: Glen and Julie. They all live in Chattanooga and attend church at Clear Creek Church of Christ. Glen is married to Nancy and they have three grown children: Abbie Holder, Emily and Gwynneth. Their daughter, Julie, is married to John Ring and they have two daughters; Caroline and Gracie.  Bobby is a Pharmacist.


Larry Grant

706-280-4023
larry70@epbfi.com
Larry was baptized in 1952 at the Brainerd Church of Christ.  He has been a member at Clear Creek since 2003. His wife of 51 years is Florrye. They have four children: John, Allyson, Amy and Timothy.  John lives in Lebanon, TN, is married to Amy and they have three girls, Rachel, Claire, and Alison. Allyson lives in Birmingham, AL, is married to Spencer Sutton and they have two children: Grant and Mary Ryan. Amy lives in Benton, AR, is married to Joe Lee and has four children: Emily, Marcus, Joshua and Jonathon. Timothy is single and lives in Nashville. Larry is a Dentist.
 


Bart Hardison

Bart was baptized in 1978 on Father’s Day at Little Mountain Church of Christ in Winchester, Tennessee. Soon after, his parents moved to Liberia in West Africa to be missionaries. This began Bart’s life long quest to know God and Jesus Christ whom He sent. He married Ginny in 1993 and they have two daughters Marianna and Elena. They began attending Clear Creek Church of Christ in 2011. He is a software development manager at OrthoBanc.


Roy Ramsey

Roy was baptized in November 1969. He has been at Clear Creek Church of Christ since 1991. He became an elder in 2017. He and his wife Sharon were married in October of 1965. They have two sons. His oldest son, Brent, is married to Heidi and has six children: Anna, Nina, Ben, Emma, Will and Tad. They live in Chattanooga. His other son, Nathan, lives in California. He is married to Monica and they have a daughter, Tatum and a son Tyson. Roy is a Nuclear Operations Specialist at TVA.
 


Bobby Ray

Bobby has been walking with Christ as His Lord and Savior since childhood. He became an elder in 2019.  He and his family have attended Hixson/Clear Creek church since 1998.  He has been involved in missions to Haiti since 1991.  He has been married to Bonnie, his greatest gift from God, since 1990. By God’s good grace, he has four daughters and other children in his family:  Emily Ann (and Nathan Commers), Allie, Sara Grace, Hannah and Luckson Previl (and Erica).  He is an anesthesiologist in Chattanooga.