Pastors & Staff

Paul Miller

Head Pastor

Paul Miller is Pastor at Calvary Chapel Tri-Cities TN. He is married to his wife of 30 years, Dianne.  Along with their son PJ, they serve the body of Christ here at Calvary Chapel.

I would like to personally welcome you to our website. My family and I are excited to see what God is doing here in the Tri-Cities region of east Tennessee.

Back in 1993 our family’s lives were drastically changed with the loss of my 10-year-old son, Michael, who passed away from a brain tumor. Angered and heart-broken by this tragic loss, I began to search for real answers.

As I searched, God began to reveal Himself to both me and my wife, Dianne. What we finally realized was that God was calling us to an intimate and personal relationship with Him. We started attending Calvary Chapel Fort Lauderdale where we both eventually surrendered our lives to the Lord Jesus Christ. As our relationship with Him grew, we began to see that He did have a plan for our lives and our family. We soon began volunteering in different areas of church ministry.

After moving to east TN, we began serving in ministry at Calvary Chapel Greeneville, where I had the opportunity and privilege of assisting the Senior Pastor. After several years God called us to take a simple step of faith and “to go” and plant a church in Kingsport. Along with two of our closest friends, we started a bible study in Kingsport which quickly grew, and before long we were renting a building and having church. God continued to lead us, and in 2015, He opened another door as we merged Calvary Chapel Kingsport with Calvary Chapel Johnson City, after the senior pastor there was called to ministry in Israel.

One of my favorite verses in the Bible which has continually proven itself trustworthy is Second Chronicles 16:9 which states, “For the eyes of the LORD run to and fro throughout the whole earth, to show Himself strong on behalf of those whose heart is loyal to Him.”

God has continued to prove Himself faithful as He adds and builds His church. It has been and remains our mission to remain loyal to Him as we reach out to the Tri-Cities with the Love and Gospel of Jesus Christ.

It is my prayer that this ministry will help you to find out God’s plan for your life and that you may draw nearer to the King of kings and the Lord of lords, His Son, Jesus Christ.

“Then he said, “The God of our fathers has chosen you that you should know His will . . .” – Acts 22:14

In the Lord’s peace,
Pastor Paul

Bob Mannel

Elder (Administration)

Barry Curci


Danny Smith

Elder (Men's Ministry)

Brad Pringle

Deacon (Safety Ministry)

Brad Tate


Dianne Miller

Women's Ministry

Jane Mannel

Children's Ministry

Terri Smith

Hospitality Ministry

Danny and Terri Smith

Youth Ministry Leaders

Jenn Grigoryev

Worship Leader