About

Colonial Heights Presbyterian Church is a congregation that

values diversity of belief.  Whether you are full of faith or full of doubt

you'll find people who have been there

and accept you for where you are.

Our Pastor

The Rev. Dr. Bradley Walker joined our staff as our Interim Pastor at the end of March 2019. Dr. Walker, who prefers to be called Brad, was ordained in 1989. He received a Doctorate of Ministry in 2012. In his 30-year career he has served as pastor in churches in Arkansas and Texas small towns. He has been both associate pastor and pastor in larger churches in Mobile, AL. He served as pastor and head of staff in a 500-member church in Topeka, KS for over 7 years where he served as a hospice chaplain.


Click here to reach out to Brad

Leadership

Our staff is a dynamic team that facilitates the ministries of CHPC

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  • Carlene grew up in Nashville. She earned her Bachelor of Music from Belmont University and Master of Music from UT in Knoxville (thus, a Vol fan!). While serving as Director of Music in her second church, she met and married husband Vance, a United Methodist minister. Upon his retirement, they and son Brad moved to Johnson City. Carlene taught at Milligan College before opening her own teaching studio and allowing her to work with children, her. She has been organist at CHPC since fall of 2003, and is now serving as the Music Director. Carlene loves to work in her yard, hike, eat out, read, and play with Haydn the cat.


  • Jan was born and raised in Chattanooga, Tennessee and attended Trinity College in Dunedin, Florida. While in Florida, she met her husband, Gene, in a local church and they were married two years later. They spent the first 32 years of our marriage in the Clearwater and Hudson, Florida area, where they raised their three children—David, Sarah and Nathan. In May of 2009 Jan and Gene moved to the Kingsport area to be closer to her family. It is so great to be back in Tennessee and enjoying mountain views once again! 

    Jan's hobbies include spending time with her family, playing with their granddaughter, gardening, taking long walk with her dogs, baking bread and reading.




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Our Mission

Our Mission is to glorify God through praise, worship and prayer; to model the love and compassion of Jesus Christ through welcoming hospitality and fellowship with all people; and to serve others as led by the Holy Spirit, using our gifts and talents for the good of the Church, the community, and the world.


Our Vision is to carry out our Mission, guided by God's plan for His Church and our passion for Christ.


Meaningful worship using a variety of styles

Active groups participating in prayer for others

Intentional hospitality toward all people

Engaging fellowship activities that foster strong connections among our members and the community at large

Strong educational/study opportunities for all ages and stages that challenge us to grow in our Reformed faith and discipleship

Service projects that enable everyone to use their God-given gifts to make a difference in our community and beyond

Spreading the good news of Jesus Christ through our discipleship and faith

CHPC Mission Study

In September 2019, the Session appointed CHPC's Mission Study Team to discern the mission and vision for CHPC in preparation for the search for a senior pastor. Click on the image to the left to take a look at the document the Team created with input from the congregation - it covers the history of the church, the current state of the church and its surrounding community, and a vision for CHPC's future.