Nurturing the Children in Our Community through Tutoring, 
Physical Education Programs, and Avenues for Spiritual Expression

About The Centenary at White Oak

 The Centenary at White Oak is an outreach ministry that nurtures children in the Red Bank area by providing academic enrichment, organized physical education, and avenues for spiritual growth and expression. We offer an after school ministry for children in kindergarten through third grade. The Centenary at White Oak is a new branch of the long standing ministry that began at First-Centenary United Methodist Church in 1967. The ministry has positively impacted the lives of thousands of children in its first 50 years, and we plan to have an equal impact through the course of the next 50 as the outreach expands to the Red Bank area.

Have questions? Contact us.

(423) 208-8241

Inquiry Form

Please fill out the following form if you are interested in  your child attending The Centenary at White Oak and we will contact you. 


Homework Tutor

Work with K-3rd grade students from 3:30- 5pm. 

Reading Tutor

Work one on one with K-3rd grade students under the direction of our Reading Specialist from 3:30- 5pm.

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Interested in volunteering? 

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The Centenary at White Oak Fund

Goes to funding our new program.

Discretionary Fund

Goes to the greatest need.

Student Need Fund

Provides needed items such as clothes, shoes, and books directly to students.

Student Launch Fund

Preparing students for college and life after graduation.

Summer Program Fund

Scholarships to Camp Lookout ($390.00 average cost) and helps the seven-week summer program which includes daily academic enrichment, physical education, field trips, and summer reading.

Meet the team.

Mary Grey Moses


Ivy Carter

Site Director 

Mary Grey Moses


Mary Grey has been a member of First-Centenary since 1993. Mary Grey holds an A.B. from Davidson College and a J.D. from the Duke University School of Law.  She and her husband Ansley live on Lookout Mountain and have two adult children, Ann Tyler and Thatcher.

Ivy Carter

Site Director 

Ivy Carter graduated from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga in 2015 with a BS in Early Childhood Education. She began working at the Centenary in 2015 as a part time middle and high school tutor. In 2016 she joined the ministry full time as the Teen Director, developing a new program that would support and enrich students from middle school up through their first two years of college or trade school. She is now the Site Director of The Centenary at White Oak, a new branch of the long standing Centenary program, that will help provide for and nurture children in the Red Bank area. When she is not at work she can be found at the gym, any local obstacle course race, or on a walk outside with her husband Chris and their dog Roxy.