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

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 Project Manager at HomeServe. 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.



Brett Lawrence

brettBrett and his wife Anne have been members of the Soddy church since moving to the area in 2010. He is a graduate of East Tennessee State University and began serving as a deacon in 2012. Brett and Anne have four children.






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. and his wife, Frankie, have been married since 1952 and have 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.