About Us

Serving others in Christian love as we make disciples for Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world.  

We know that visiting a church for the first time can be a bit awkward when you don't know what to expect.  To help with those uncomfortable feelings, we want to let you know a little bit about us and what to anticipate when you join us for worship.

You can expect to be greeted by smiling faces and warm embraces upon your arrival to our church.  Each service is focused on gathering together to worship our Lord in spirit and in truth through times of singing, prayer, scripture reading, and a message.  With this focus in mind, you will encounter a group of people who come to our services "just as they are".  Some come dressed in their "Sunday best", some come dressed in their t-shirts and jeans.  Some come with joy and happiness on their hearts, others with sorrow and sadness.  No matter how they come, everyone comes welcomed into the presence of God.

Our Pastor:

Brent L. Nidiffer has been pastor of Valley Forge UMC since 2018. A native of Carter County, TN. He studied at Milligan College, Emmanuel School of Religion and Duke University in the areas of Bible, Theology and Non-Profit Management.


Married to Juanita Cates Nidiffer for 34 years, they have three children and three grandchildren. During his 33+ years of ministry he has served both large and small congregations. Contributed to various publications, launched the “Timely
Truths” devotionals that are carried in regional newspapers, and is a contributing author of “The Ministry Life: 101 Tips for New Ministers.”

Be Inspired
Valley Forge
United Methodist Church

(423) 543-2446


3974 Highway 19 E
Elizabethton, TN 37643

Service Times*

Traditional Sunday Service: 9:45am - 10:45am

Post Worship Coffee, Conversation and Connection  11:00am - 11:30am

Wednesday Bible Study: 1:00pm - 2:00pm

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