Wyatt Massey (Reporter)

Phone: 423-757-6249
E-mail: wmassey@timesfreepress.com
Wyatt Massey covers faith and religion for the Times Free Press. He's a Report for America corps member and a Wisconsin native with a degree from Marquette University.

For more than 50 years, this group has gathered for prayer breakfast

Published Aug. 19 2019

Coffee cups were filled and Bibles were open on the tables of Wally's Restaurant on McCallie Avenue before the Thursday...

Religious Questions: How did the GOP get the God vote?

Published Aug. 16 2019

Can you address the perception that Republican presidents are elected by God, and Democratic presidents are not?

Overcoming the stigma of divorce at a church

Published Aug. 16 2019

Since the beginning of the summer, more than a dozen people have gathered each week to understand and overcome the...


Local leaders praise new gun violence prevention minister in Presbyterian church

Published Aug. 11 2019

The largest Presbyterian denomination in the United States ordained last month a minister for gun violence prevention, a move local...

Religious questions: Are spiritual advisers to the president constitutional?

Published Aug. 9 2019

EDITOR'S NOTE: This article is part of Religion: Got questions?, a series answering your biggest religious questions. Each week, we...

Chattanooga community members, faith leaders join national movement against Christian nationalism

Published Aug. 6 2019

Chattanooga faith leaders and community members are among those speaking out against Christian nationalism, an ideology they say is dangerous...

Street ministry builds relationships and provides resources to women in prostitution

Published Aug. 4 2019

Spotting a woman on the sidewalk, Mimi Nikkel jerks the steering wheel hand-over-hand to the left. She guides her blue...

Youth plan ways to improve Chattanooga during weeklong innovation camp

Published Aug. 2 2019

To a crowd of parents, mentors and judges, each team of pre-teens and teens presented their big projects. Their goal...

Religious questions: Who is more afraid of death? Atheists or believers?

Published Aug. 2 2019

EDITOR'S NOTE: This article is part of Religion: Got questions?, a series answering your biggest religious questions. Each week, we...

As area schools prepare to start again, educators are treated to free meal, prayers in Ooltewah

Published Aug. 1 2019

More than 320 teachers and school staff in the Ooltewah area were treated to a free lunch on Thursday as...

Not just for Catholics: Chattanooga Methodist church teaches how to pray with beads

Published Jul. 31 2019

Dozens of women gathered Tuesday night at Christ United Methodist Church in Chattanooga to make prayer beads and learn how...

Church leaders gather to learn about money and ministry

Published Jul. 29 2019

More than 300 church leaders from across the nation gathered last week in Chattanooga for a week-long conference to improve...

Religious freedom: What's it all mean?

Published Jul. 26 2019

Question: What does the concept of religious freedom in the U.S. Constitution mean? Does it apply to all religions?

How Chattanooga churches are making changes to go green

Published Jul. 22 2019

From swapping out light bulbs to building raised beds, faith communities throughout Chattanooga are changing their houses of worship and...

Leading Knoxville priest accused of sexual abuse

Published Jul. 22 2019

A founding priest of the Diocese of Knoxville who served throughout Tennessee for more than a half century is accused...

Remembering the history of Chattanooga's thriving black Catholic parish

Published Jul. 21 2019

The Catholic community of Chattanooga spent Friday night acknowledging the faith's troubled racial history, as well as honoring the black...

Does God cause natural disasters?

Published Jul. 19 2019

EDITOR'S NOTE: This article is part of Religion: Got questions?, a series answering your biggest religious questions. Each week, we...

Church pastors are struggling with money. This campaign aims to help.

Published Jul. 17 2019

A national advocacy organization for evangelical churches has launched a national campaign for churches to better support pastors who face...

How a small-town church used mail to bring Bible lessons to 330,000 people

Published Jul. 16 2019

The program began in the winter of 1970 with a simple mission: Teach people the Bible with simple lessons sent...

Chattanooga area clergy, community march in protest of border detainments

Published Jul. 12 2019

Around 200 people gathered in Coolidge Park and walked the Walnut Street Bridge on Friday night in protest to how...