Reverend Timothy D. Careathers,

Senior Pastor

Pastor Timothy Careathers is the Senior Pastor/Teacher of the Westside Missionary Baptist Church, located in Chattanooga, Tennessee and is married to the former Jill L. Baskerville. 

A native of Chattanooga, he matriculated and received his Bachelor of Arts Degree in Theology from American Baptist College in Nashville, Tennessee. He is currently pursuing post graduate studies for a Masters of Divinity degree.

Pastor Careathers commenced his preaching ministry in March of 2000 at the Greater Second Baptist Church, under the leadership of Pastor Willie Paul. Since becoming the Pastor of Westside in 2005, God has favored him to lead the church in tremendous growth—in number and in the development of new ministries.

He was previouly a member of the Clergy Koinonia of Greater Chattanooga. He served as a board member and co-chair of the Spiritual Enrichment Department of the Servant Leadership Christian Fellowship.  Additionally, he served on the governance committee of the Alternative Seminary—a seminary that provides affordable and quality theological training and education for clergy and ministry workers in Chattanooga.  He has also served on the Board of Directors of The Sanctuary—an organization that provided support for women who struggled with substance abuse.

He is the founder of Tim Careathers Ministries, which was established in June 2012, and the critically acclaimed author of the book “Supernaturally Natural.” 

As a result of his unwavering support and dedication to the community, Pastor Careathers has received numerous awards and accolades from the City of Chattanooga. 


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