Become a Christian wedding officiant in Tennessee

Have you been asked to officiate a wedding in Tennessee by someone you love?  Christian Leaders Institute (CLI) will equip you with all the training required to perform weddings. This program also includes a local endorsement which localizes your licensing as a wedding officiant.

This is not an ordination mill where you buy a licensing or ordination with no training; we have free-given in-depth study training that will equip you to perform weddings. Our wedding officiant credentials have been approved throughout Tennessee. You will be able to officiate a wedding in Tennessee with no worries. We provide all the training and certifications needed for you to be recognized as a wedding officiant under the Christian Leaders Alliance, an international religious non-profit that maintains a global directory of ministers.  See Directory. 

  • Receive Free Biblical Education To Give You Confidence To Preform Weddings

  • Become A Wedding Officiant in less than 5 hours of study and paperwork.

  • 100% Online Training Gives You Complete Flexibility Of Your Studies

  • Join A Network Of Thousands Ordained Christian Leaders

How Does It Work?

Steps to  Officiate a Wedding in Tennessee


Step one: Complete the Christian Leaders Registration Class. This class will get you orientated to Christian Leaders Institute. Select Christian Wedding Officiant in the drop-down menu. You will immediately be put into the registration class. You can start by creating your free CLI student account by clicking here

Step Two: Complete the Licensed Christian Wedding Officiant Class (1 Credit)

The License Christian Wedding Officiant Class teaches you the skills of being a Christian Wedding Officiant. Here are the outcomes you can expect if you complete this free Course.

The outcomes:

  • Learn what the ministry of the wedding officiant is all about.
  • Learn what needs to happen at the first meeting with a couple.
  • Learn God’s design for marriage.
  • Learn about Christian Courtship from a marriage worldview perspective.
  • Get the skills to help a couple develop a wedding program.
  • Learn the basics of a thriving marriage if you are placed in a situation where you can encourage the couple to discuss pre-marriage issues.

Step Three: Join the Christian Leaders Alliance.

You must gather one endorsement that attests to your Godly character and life. You will join the Christian Leaders Alliance, which includes your name in a minister directory.

After you have become licensed, we encourage you to order your Clergy Recognition Kit. This kit will include the embossed physical copy of your CLA wedding ordination license as well as much more that will provide recognition of the completion of your studies. There is a low-cost fee to order a Recognition Kit; prices depend on the kit you would like to receive.

Purchasing the kit is optional, but know that this supports this ministry to raise up more leaders in your community and throughout the world! We appreciate your willingness to keep Christian Leaders free for all who need ministry training.

“I am thankful to be an ordained Christian Wedding Officiant with Christian Leaders Alliance … This ordination course gave me a lot of great tools to use for when I officiate the next wedding. Thank you, CLI and Christian Leaders Alliance for offering these excellent materials and this opportunity.”

CLA Ordained Wedding OfficiantStudent Testimony