In Tennessee, Sensational Ceremonies offers exceptional officiants (in addition to the Nashville area). All of which are capable of helping you realize the wedding ceremony of your dreams. Read our biographies to get to know us better!
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Tennessee’s Trusted Officiants
Reverend Ted Gocke
Some of the highlights of my years in ministry have been officiating the weddings of sweet couples as they begin the journey of a happy marriage. I have heard many comments from each wedding I have performed-and they all have the same theme. People have said I am very personable, professional, and made the ceremonies special for everyone participating and attending. They sense my passion for life and I thrive on making all wedding ceremonies unique and special to each couple. Traditional, contemporary, civil, religious, formal, casual- It’s your wedding ceremony-let’s plan it to meet and exceed your dreams.
In ministry since the age of 16, God has used me on staff and blessed me in churches in my native Kentucky, Tennessee and home of North Georgia. As a full-time youth pastor I have enjoyed officiating a number of my student’s weddings once they have grown up and found their perfect mate. I am a Christian Radio Announcer currently serving as the Morning Show Host in Chattanooga TN. The passion that I have on the air is the same passion I put into every wedding, funeral, baptism, and dedication ceremony. We will love sitting down and planning to make your ceremony special and memorable.
My beautiful wife of over 27 years, Amy, and I have three children-two college and one high school student. We live in the Ringgold Georgia/Chattanooga, TN area and have made it through the parenting adventure and are looking forward to enjoying the rest of our lives as a couple and sometime in the “distant” future-grandparents.
Reverend Matt Setliffe
My name is Matt Setliffe and since 2006 I have been a licensed and ordained minister. I have had the great privilege of walking alongside people during very important moments in their lives by officiating weddings, funerals, baptisms and other ceremonies! I love working with people to create a personalized and unique ceremony that will be a celebration of your relationship!
I want to help make your big day memorable, stress free, and special! Our wedding planning kit helps you do just that as I walk through each step of the process with you!
It would be a great honor to serve you in helping plan a day to remember! I look forward to working with you!
Reverend Chuck O’Connor
My name is Chuck O’Connor and I am a licensed and ordained minister, serving East Tennessee and the Great Smoky Mountains. I have been in the ministry for 35 plus years. I have officiated weddings, funerals, baptisms, and other ceremonies, and I am passionate about making those ceremonies unique and special to you and your family.
The Sensational Ceremonies’ exclusive Wedding Planning Kit is designed to help you each step of the way in creating a personalized ceremony. Sensational Ceremonies offers a free consultation to discuss our services. I want to help make your special day memorable by providing you with a ceremony that fits who you are. I love being a part of weddings as this celebration represents the greatest union between couples.
It would be both my honor and privilege to assist you in building a memorable and timeless ceremony for your wedding day. So let’s plan your perfect day!
In Christ, Reverend Chuck O’Connor
Reverend Steve Craft
Hi, my name is Steve Craft. For over 30 years now, I have had the privilege of being a part of people’s lives all the way from the birth of a new baby to the final stages of life. One of the most enjoyable parts of my ministry is the process of counseling and putting a couple together in a marriage. I enjoy meeting two unique people and helping them to create the new family that they desire. I am an ordained, licensed pastor and minister that has specialized over the past 30 years in wedding counseling and officiating.
As an officiant for Sensational Ceremonies, I am committed to working hard for you to make your wedding the special event that it deserves to be. Beyond that, I hope that we develop a relationship that can continue as you face the many challenges of life. I would love to be able to help you in any way that I possibly can.
Dr. Ken Link
My name is Dr. Ken Link, but I am known as just Pastor Ken. I have served as Senior Pastor in Texas, Louisiana, Florida, Georgia, and Tennessee for over 30 years. I have also served as a law enforcement Chaplain for over 16 years. I met my wife, Kedra, while attending Carson Newman University.
Our marriage was a bit unusual because we eloped, like left in the middle of the night eloped! Stopping only long enough to buy a license, we shared our vows in a borrowed tux, a borrowed wedding dress, and a budget of about $300. Our photographers were the friends we had with cameras who developed the film at the local Walgreens. The Pastor that officiated gave us the best experience we could ask for. It wasn’t the trappings or the location, what made our wedding great was the personal nature that the Minister provided. After almost 34 years I would say it had a lasting impact.
It has been said that I am “not the typical Preacher” and I have the motorcycles to prove it. After many opportunities to join couples, in all sorts of places, settings from motorcycle themed services to the traditional elaborate weddings, and everything in between I am always reminded what my Pastor did for me when Kedra and I were joined. I strive to have each couple feel the same special and unique personal and intimate experience of my own wedding. Catering to the bride and groom while including family and friends and making the entire day feel unique is what matters most. Anyone can have a wedding, but a true marriage is something rare. My goal is to start you off toward having that lifelong happy union.
You are contemplating not “A” wedding, but THE wedding. This is YOUR wedding! It should reflect your love, your passions, and your personalities. That all begins with the person you choose to help you plan and conduct the service.
As you are considering someone to help you make the most important commitment of your life, I will take the time to make your ceremony personal, memorable, fun, and intimately special. A marriage is not only a commitment, it is hard work, and I commit to starting you off in the best way through counseling and/or your ceremony.
I also see my role as a commitment to being available to you on the journey ahead. My work includes baptisms, baby dedications, end of life celebrations, and crisis ministry.
Congratulations on your decision to acknowledge your love and commitment to each other and to celebrate that with your dearest family and friends. I hope you will allow me to serve you and your family during this time. Let’s do this!
Pastor Ken, Be Encouraged !