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What to Expect & FAQ

Welcome to Destiny Church of Chattanooga (DCC)! We’re glad you’re interested in visiting our church. We want it to be easy for you to come to church and it is our hope that you experience a great time in worship and meet friendly people who will welcome you.

We know that first time visits to any church can be quite uneasy and may raise many questions and concerns. Here’s a quick look at some frequently asked questions (FAQ) that will hopefully give you a better idea of what to expect when you come to visit us. If you don’t see an answer to your question here or on any of the specific ministry pages, please feel free to contact us via email at or via phone by calling 423.553.5009. Our staff would love to assist you in preparation for your visit to DCC!


  • Where are you located?
    Our address is 5959 Shallowford Rd., Ste. 509, Chattanooga, TN 37421.  We are located in the Shallowford Business Park West (near Apria Healthcare and Rolls Royce of Chattanooga).  Click here for a map.

    From I-75
    -Take the Chickamauga Dam/Airport/TN-153 N (EXIT 4)                  
    -Exit right at the Shallowford exit  (EXIT 2)                 
    -At ramp's end, take a left onto Shallowford Rd.                          
    -Turn right into the Shallowford Business Park West
    -At the stop sign, make a right towards the 500 Building
    -DCC will be on your left (facing Hwy 153)

    From Hwy 27
    -Exit right following the sign Chickamauga Dam/TN-153 S                               
    -Bear left on TN-153 S                     
    -Exit right following the sign EXIT 2/Shallowford Rd.             
    -At ramp's end, take a right onto Shallowford Rd.                            
    -Shallowford Business Park West will be on your immediate right. Turn right.
    -At the stop sign, make a right towards the 500 Building
    -DCC will be on your left (facing Hwy 153)
  • What should I expect when I visit DCC?
    Expect to find a welcoming, relaxed and positive atmosphere at each of our worship services.  Our Sunday morning worship service starts promptly at 11:00 a.m. A friendly Ministry Service Representative (MSR) will meet you at the door and usher you into the sanctuary.  Service begins with praise and worship, followed by an inspirational message, a brief fellowship opportunity, a practical and relevant teaching from the Bible and concludes with worship through giving. Our service typically lasts about 80-90 minutes.
  • What should I wear?
    Come as you are; there is no dress code at DCC.  Many of our members like to wear their "Sunday best" because they want to come to worship their Creator, however, we'll be glad for you to wear what is comfortable for you.  Our focus is on worshipping God, not what people are wearing.
  • When do I need to arrive?
    Sunday morning services begin promptly at 11:00 a.m. We are thankful to God for our continual growth and many times seating can become limited the later you arrive.  You may want to plan to arrive 5-10 minutes prior to the service time to allow adequate time for parking and to ensure you get a great seat.
  • How are visitors recognized?
    The last thing we want to do is put you on the spot. We ask visitors to fill out the Destiny Connection form provided inside of each Sunday's bulletin.  The Destiny Connection form is perforated and can be easily detached from your bulletin. We ask you to and simply drop it in the offering receptacle so that we can have a record of your visit.  We'll never ask you to stand up or call you out in any way.  We want you to have a wonderful experience at DCC and we strive to create a friendly and comfortable environment to make you feel right at home.
  • Do you have a children's church or special service for children on Sundays?
    At this time, we do not have a Children's Church or special service for children on Sunday mornings. We acknowledege that ministry to children is a vital part of any church or ministry and we do not take this area of ministry lightly. We are diligently working to develop and implement a Children's Church for our Sunday morning worship experience that will be well staffed, will reach children on their level, will provide them with sound biblical teaching and will  provide them with an environment that exudes exellence. For now, children are invited to be apart of the worship experience with their parents.  However, during our Wednesday night JTW Bible studies, classes are provided for youth ages 3-17.