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.  He moved to Chattanooga in 2015 to join the Signal Crest Team. In 2021, Drew received a Masters in Christian Practice from Duke Divinity School. When Drew isn’t hanging out with the youth, you can find him coaching baseball at Howard High School, eating 517 subs, biking, golfing or watching his favorite sport teams: the Duke Blue Devils and the Atlanta Braves.  Drew’s favorite part about youth ministry is seeing students take ownership of their faith and are excited to pursue God. 

Favorite Movie?   Elf and Angels in the Outfield

Favorite Food?  Extra Toasty Cheeze Its

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

Who Inspires Me? My family

Favorite Bible Verse: Isaiah 40:31 & Proverbs 16:9