Chuck and Emily Hooten met in Birmingham, Alabama while in college. Chuck (a senior) saw Emily (a freshmen) and the rest is history. They were married in 2003 and have since been given the most beautiful, emotional, and creative four little girls in the world - Lily, Ava, Mae, and Josie.

Chuck has been leading worship since he was sixteen and has been blessed with the opportunity to lead for churches, retreats, and conferences all over the world. In addition to traveling and leading the people of God in worship, Chuck is also the Worship Pastor at Shoreline Church in Knoxville Tennessee. He has released three solo albums and loves writing songs that the people of God can use to see and savor Jesus. 

Emily, a Knoxville native, is a professional photographer and a published author. Her photographs have been featured in magazines and newspapers and she has authored several devotional books for students published by NavPress. Emily is also gifted at leading spontaneous dance parties in the kitchen and living room. Chuck is terrible at photography and dancing.

Chuck is a graduate of Southeastern Bible College where he received a degree in Biblical Studies. He loves writing on and teaching about the Word of God.

Chuck and Emily love the outdoors, sports, taking walks with their girls, and acting out movie scenes to see who would be the best actor (ongoing debate). They believe that the local church is the means by which Jesus is infusing his gospel into a world that desperately needs to hear that God is love and that he has given that love through his son, Jesus.