For they that have used the office of a deacon well purchase to themselves a good degree, and great boldness in the faith which is in Christ Jesus.
-1 Tim. 3:13 (KJV)


Meet Our Deacons

Brian Ceraolo – More info coming soon!



 Gary Grove

Gary and his wife, Sandra have one daughter – Erica.  Gary and Sandra placed membership with Soddy Church of Christ in 2011.  Gary has served as Deacon since 2015.  Gary graduated high school at Warren County Sr. high, Associate degree from Motlow State Community College, BS degree from University of Tennessee Knoxville, Master degree from Tennessee Technological University.  Gary is a retired Operations Manager with United Technologies Corporation, Carrier HVAC division.



Heath Holland

heathHeath has been a member at Soddy since moving to Chattanooga with his family in 1999. Heath attended college at Freed-Hardeman University where he met his wife, Lisa. Heath and Lisa have three children; Andrew, Caitlin and Caroline. Heath works as a Sr. Business Consultant at TVA. His areas of involvement at Soddy includes the youth group, teaching teen and adult Bible classes, benevolence, and mission efforts in Central America and in the United States.






Tom Levi


Tom and his wife Barbara have been members of the Soddy church for over 30 years. They have 3 children, 4 grandchildren, and 1 great-grandchild. Tom is a graduate of Soddy Daisy High School and the University of South Carolina. He retired in 1997 from WR Grace Chemical Co, where he was Director of Laboratory/ Health Physics.







A. B. McRee


A.B. has 2 children and 2 grandchildren. He has attended the Soddy church since his youth and has been a deacon since the mid 1950s.









Jeff Stracener


Jeff is retired from TVA. He was born in Savannah, TN, attended high school at Harding Academy in Memphis, and graduated from the University of North Alabama in Florence, AL. Jeff and his wife, Vicki, have been members of the Soddy church since 2003, and have 2 children, Jenny and Joey.







Gabby Williamson


Gabby and his wife, Mary Lou, have 5 children and 8 grandchildren. He has been a member of the Soddy church for over 48 years.