About Us

What to Expect

Metro Lives is a thriving family-oriented, unorthodox, multicultural international ministry. Sunday morning church services are awe-inspiring and exhilarating. Pastor Baron, as only he can, delivers the Word of God in a humorous and refreshing manner. The sermons are very pragmatic for everyday living, easily understood and life-changing. Visit us this Sunday & experience the difference –Metro Lives will change the way you think of church!

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CONTACT US

  • 423.591.2724
  • 1800 Rossville Avenue, Chattanooga, TN
  • welcome@metrolives.com

Lead Pastors

Pastor Baron

Reverend Baron Ammons received his Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, his Master of Science degree from Murray State University and his Ed.S from Tennessee Technological University. Currently, along with his wife, he is pursuing a PH.D. in Education. He is known nationally for his marriage and fathering work with The National Center for Fathering, The National Fatherhood Initiative, and Boot Camp for New Dads. His work with First Things First, Men’s Ministry Network, March of Dimes and the Southeast Council for Children and Youth exemplifies his dedication and commitment to community improvement. Additionally, he has certifications as a diversity, step-family and divorce counselor.

Pastor Pamela

Pastor Pamela has a powerful anointing to teach and instruct women in the facets of wifeliness and motherhood. A modern day matriarch, as a Proverbs thirty-one wife, she is a shrewd business woman and has an uncanny ability to discern profitable business opportunities. Like her husband, Pamela is an excellent communicator, writer and known nationally for her entrepreneurial gifting. An educator by training and business leader by passion; in her God has synthesized the academic with the pragmatic to form a woman of purpose. Pastor Pamela received both her bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, and her Ed.S in Educational Leadership from Tennessee Technological University. She has been certified by the National Step-Family Foundation as a step-family and divorce counselor.

Together

pastor baron, pastor pamela, baron ammons, pamela ammons, metrolives, the met off main, howtogetit.net, counselorsBaron and Pamela Ammons are the founders of Chattanooga Metropolitan Church, Incorporated. The couple has been married for over thirty-four years and they carry a unique anointing to minster to single-parent families, married couples, dating couples and singles. Their years of experience, and work with diverse groups in the community, have given them wide appeal. Married at age nineteen, they understand the many pitfalls and barriers encountered by newlyweds. Employing the gospel and their marriage counseling certifications and training; they work incessantly to help individuals overcome emotional, marital and relational problems.

Daily Scripture

Need a little encouragement? Try not only reading and praying the Daily Scripture, but putting the text into action. Ready? Set? Go!

Daily Scripture:

“For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” ~Jeremiah‬ ‭29:11‬ ‭NIV‬‬

The Met Series

THE MONTH OF AUGUST SERIES

Giving

Your donation makes a difference! If you attend a Metro Lives Church or simply share our heart for spreading God’s love around the world, we welcome your tithe, offering or and other financial gifts. Online giving is quick, convenient and completely secure. Metro Lives is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization officially recognized by the federal government. As such, a portion of your gifts are tax-deductible annually. Thank You For Your Contribution!           Donate Now

Live

Stay tuned for our next LIVE BROADCAST, Sunday, August 28, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. We will be coming to you from the beautiful city of Chattanooga, TN.

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Events

Celebration Service- Sunday, August 28, at 11:00 a.m.

We are expanding! The demolition team has already done their part. Now, we just need YOU, our guest of honor, to attend as we celebrate this momentous occasion. Don't worry about overcrowding, we have tripled the size of the sanctuary! Nevertheless, we suggest arriving early as every seat will be filled! We are the Met—Modern, Eclectic, and Transformational. We love all people—regardless of religious, social, and racial backgrounds— and we want to transform this world, one soul, family, and community at a time. For more information, please call outreach coordinator, Kristina Christie at (423) 320-8664.

VIK Secret Sundays- August 28

VIK Secret Sundays are BACK by popular demand... Parents, don't miss out on this amazingly wonderful  opportunity for your Very Important Kid Sunday (June 5, 2016). Admission is free, but tickets are limited. So, arrive early to the 11 a.m. service for tickets, and get your little one(s) ready to PARTY!  For more information, contact Jashari White at 423.463 8884.

Welcome

We are so glad that you took the opportunity to visit with us. We are The M(modern) E(eclectic) T(transformational) off Main. Feel free to relax and be exactly who you are! Please fill out the form below. We look forward to getting to know you better.

New Visitors

Family Fun

Family Friendly Recipes

Two-Ingredient Ice Cream!!! SUPER EASY!

Level of difficulty: Easy

 

Ingredients:

1  14 oz. can of sweetened condensed milk

2 cups of heavy cream

 

Instructions:

Open the 14-ounce can of sweetened condensed milk and pour it into a large bowl. In a separate bowl, whip the two cups of heavy cream using an electric hand mixer (or by hand) until stiff peaks form. Gently fold the cream into the milk until they're just combined, then pour the mixture into a freezer-safe container. (You can add a drop of vanilla extract or crunchy mix-ins as you please, but the simplest version works just fine.) ENJOY!!!

 

Banana and Peanut butter Smoothie

Level of Difficulty: Easy

 

Ingredients:

2 bananas, broken into chunks (best if froze ahead of time)

2 cups milk

2 tablespoons honey, or to taste

2 cups ice cubes

 

Instructions:

Place bananas, milk, peanut butter, honey, and ice cubes in a blender; blend until smooth, about 30 seconds.

 

Baked Mozzarella Bites

Level of difficulty: Medium 

 

Ingredients:

1/3 cup panko (Japanese breadcrumbs)

3 (1-ounce) sticks part-skim mozzarella string cheese

3 tablespoons egg substitute

Cooking spray

1/4 cup lower-sodium marinara sauce (such as McCutcheon’s)

 

Instructions:

1. Preheat oven to 425°.

2. Heat a medium skillet over medium heat. Add 1/3 cup panko to pan, and cook for 2 minutes or until toasted, stirring frequently. Remove from heat, and place the panko in a shallow dish.

3. Cut mozzarella sticks into 1-inch pieces. Working with one piece at a time, dip cheese in egg substitute; dredge in panko. Place cheese on a baking sheet coated with cooking spray. Bake at 425° for 3 minutes or until the cheese is softened and thoroughly heated.

4. Pour the marinara into a microwave safe bowl. Microwave at HIGH for 1 minute or until thoroughly heated, stirring after 30 seconds. Serve with mozzarella pieces. 

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