signal crest united methodist church

Youth Ministry staff


Learn more about our staff here or drop by the youth office to visit!


Drew Barton

Director of Youth Ministries

Office Phone: 423-886-2330

Drew grew up in Sevierville, TN, and attended college at Tennessee Wesleyan College (now University) where he received his BS in Church Vocations.  Drew moved to Chattanooga in 2015 to join the Signal Crest Team.  When Drew isn’t hanging out with the youth, you can find him golfing, coaching community basketball and baseball, or watching the Duke Blue Devils and the Atlanta Braves.  Drew’s favorite part about youth ministry is when students have that "light bulb" moment in their faith and begin to understand what faith in God truly looks like.

Favorite Movie?   Elf, The Sandlot, and Angels in the Outfield

Favorite Food?   Anything with potatoes

Childhood Ambition?   Wanted to be the 1st baseman for the Atlanta Braves

Who Inspires Me? My family

What do I do for fun? coaching, golfing, spending time with my family, 517 Subs, watching NCIS, and cheering on my favorite sports teams (Atlanta Braves, Duke Basketball, & Tennessee Football)

Favorite Bible Verse: Isaiah 40:31 & James 1:2-4