Below is a list of local ministries, organizations, individuals and church plants supported by Home Missions. Click on the ministry to find out more and obtain contact information.
A Hand Up for Women
Arabic Church of Knoxville
Athletes in Action
Becoming Like Christ (BLC)
Bethany Christian Services
Bridge Refugee Services
Campus Renewal Ministries, UT Knoxville (CHOP)
Child Evangelism Fellowship
Choices Resource Center
Christian Leadership Concepts
CSPC Adoption Ministry
CSPC Special Needs Ministry
ESL at Cedar Springs
Fellowship of Christian Athletes of Greater Knoxville/East TN and KY (FCA)
FOCUS Group Prison Ministry
Free Medical Clinic of America
Habitat for Humanity
Hope Resource Center
InterVarsity Christian Fellowship - Undergraduate Ministries in Knoxville & Nashville
InterVarsity Christian Fellowship - Graduate/Faculty Ministries at UT
Joni and Friends
Kentucky Mountain Mission and Youth Haven Bible Camp
Knox Area Rescue Ministries (KARM)
Knox County Community Action Committee (CAC)
Knoxville Christian Arts Ministry (KnoxCAM)
Knoxville Inner City Kids Outreach (KICKO)
Knoxville Internationals Network (KIN)
Knoxville Leadership Foundation (KLF)
Lonsdale Elementary School
The Love Kitchen
Mission of Hope
Navigators International Ministry at UT Knoxville
Collegiate Navigators at UT Knoxville
Philadelphians Prison Ministry
Reformed University Fellowship (RUF)
Refugee Ministry of CSPC
Safe Families for Children
The Cross - Greek Christian Ministry at UT
The Restoration House
Volunteer Ministries Center (VMC)
Wears Valley Ranch
Young Life - Anderson, Blount, Loudon & Knox; Birmingham, AL
Church Plant - Christ the King - JP/Roxbury, Boston, MA
Church Plant - New Life Gathering - Knoxville
Church Plant - Church of the Redeemer - Maryville/Alcoa
A HAND UP FOR WOMEN
A Hand Up For Women, Knox County Christian Women’s Job Corps, strives to be a source of hope to women with the desire and motivation to lead a more self-sufficient life. They provide services and relationships that teach women to realize their potential in every area of life. More.
ARABIC CHURCH OF KNOXVILLE
Located in South Knoxville and led by Milad and Theresa Guirguis, displaced from Egypt, the church is spreading the word of God and hope by embracing Christians and Muslims from all Arabic countries. Most of the members of congregation are from Iraq, Egypt, and Syria, and many are refugees. Contact Milad Guirguis. More.
ATHLETES IN ACTION
This organization is the sports ministry of Cru. Jason and Rachel Stankus minister to and through the athletic department at the University of Tennessee and are trusting God to build a spiritual movement that impacts the campus, community and world for Christ. Contact Jason or Rachel. More.
BECOMING LIKE CHRIST (BLC)
BLC is dedicated to equipping women to be all God means for them to be by providing an experience that is based on biblical principles in a safe environment with 10-12 followers of Jesus. Contact Kristin Cazana. More.
BETHANY CHRISTIAN SERVICES
This ministry manifests the love and compassion of Jesus Christ by protecting and enhancing the lives of children and families through quality social services such as adoption, counseling for unplanned pregnancies and infertility. More.
BRIDGE REFUGEE SERVICES
Bridge facilitates the resettlement of refugees in East Tennessee. Each year the U.S. government welcomes thousands of refugees as legal residents. Bridge empowers refugees to become self-sufficient, and works closely with many volunteers, employers, and churches that sponsor refugee families. More.
The focus of Bridges International is to serve the needs of international students adjusting to living and studying at the University of Tennessee. Their mission is to see international students come to know Christ, be rooted in Him and influence the world for Him. Contact Austin McLaughlin. More.
CAMPUS RENEWAL MINISTRIES (CHOP), UT KNOXVILLE
Campus Renewal Ministries is a National Christian Ministry devoted to seeing transformation on college campuses for God’s glory. On the campus of UT Knoxville, this ministry can be found at the Campus House of Prayer (CHOP). Their building is one block south of Cumberland Avenue (behind Panera) at 1915 Lake Avenue – right on the UT Knoxville campus. Students can literally walk over and seek the Lord anytime. More.
CHILD EVANGELISM FELLOWSHIP
CEF is committed to the evangelism of boys and girls through Good News Clubs, the Tennessee Valley Fair and any other means to reach the children of the Knoxville community. Contact Craig Meredith. More.
CHOICES RESOURCE CENTER
This center in Oak Ridge exists to equip women with solutions for pregnancy, sexual health, and post-abortion recovery. More.
CHRISTIAN LEADERSHIP CONCEPTS (CLC)
The focus for CLC Knoxville is to find and deploy the natural male disciple-makers in our city, asking them to pour into other men via a two-year disciple-making process. More.
The mission of Collegiate Abbey is to create environments of spiritual and personal growth, to shepherd with the heart of Jesus Christ and to serve strategically to effectively meet the needs of the collegiate community. They are targeting faculty, staff, and administration, but are open to all. Contact Britton Sharp. More.
The mission of Compassion Coalition is to inform, prepare, and unite churches to transform lives and communities through the love of Christ. They strive to walk alongside Knoxville-area churches who earnestly desire to slow down and respond to the cry of the suffering, the broken, and the abandoned within their congregations and out in the community. More.
The focus of this ministry is leadership development and spiritual formation. Jim Branch helps folks in leadership positions (of all ages and places) live their lives from both the core of their identity in Christ and from the core of their intimacy with Him. Read Jim's blog.
CSPC ADOPTION MINISTRY
A group of individuals and families who have a heart for adoption and foster care and for providing support for other individuals and families starting or going through the adoption/foster care process. This group raises awareness for the opportunities to love and support families in our church and is an encouragement and support for non-CSPC members of our community who are interested in or going through the adoption or foster care process. For more information contact Julie Steimer.
CSPC SPECIAL NEEDS MINISTRY
Ministers to CSPC families and others in the community touched by a disability and offers support to families who are constant caregivers 24 hours-a-day. Opportunities for respite care are given to these families by loving, trained volunteers who offer their services several times a year through a program called Buddy Blast, which offers a variety of activities such as play time in the gym, movies, crafts and games. The goal of this program is to provide safe, loving, quality care for children with any type of disability. For more information contact Linda Ackerson.
This is a ministry to ministers. ER’s vision is for ministers to live in deeper intimacy with Christ, family and community, and to thus have greater affect for God’s Kingdom. Buddy Odom directs this ministry. More.
ESL AT CEDAR SPRINGS
Volunteers provide weekly English classes at CSPC for those who need to improve their language skills. Classes meet on Thursdays during the school year in the morning and in the evening. International students, visiting scholars, refugees, and foreign nationals working in Knoxville are invited to attend the classes. There is an optional Bible study held after the morning classes. The ESL students and teachers hold holiday parties, go on outings and picnics, and do other fun things together. Michael Ballast leads the evening class and Diane Westover leads the morning class along with other ESL volunteers. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Find out more about ESL at Cedar Springs.
FELLOWSHIP OF CHRISTIAN ATHLETES OF GREATER KNOXVILLE / EAST TENNESSEE AND KENTUCKY (FCA)
FCA’s vision is to see the world impacted for Jesus Christ through the influence of athletes and coaches. We reach middle school, high school, & college athletes through team studies, team chapels, campus huddle meetings, summer camps. Contact: Knoxville Area Director Dean Craig; Andy Owens, Kentucky Area Representative. More.
FISH is a food distribution ministry which is sponsored by many churches and food banks in the Knoxville area. CSPC stocks the food pantry once a year and takes calls for food and also distributes the food once per month. CSPC members Keith and Shelley Percic are the contacts for this ministry. More.
FOCUS PRISON MINISTRIES
This ministry helps inmates develop a closer relationship with Jesus Christ while in prison and assists them in transitioning into society after their release. More.
FREE MEDICAL CLINIC OF AMERICA
This clinic was founded by CSPC member, Dr. Tom Kim, to provide medical care for the working uninsured. Over twenty primary care doctors and specialists volunteer to work at the clinic five days a week as well as numerous nurses and office personnel. More.
Formerly WPGF, Global Golf serves women at all levels of competitive golf - professional tour players, college athletes, coaches, and club pros - and introduces them to Jesus Christ through long term relationships built around golf. Contact Cris Stevens. More.
HABITAT FOR HUMANITY
Habitat for Humanity builds and sells single-family homes to qualified low and very-low income families by developing partnerships with businesses, organizations, churches, foundations and individuals who help build the homes. Cedar Springs sponsors and builds a Habitat home each year. More.
The Hope Center provides caring support and assistance to all individuals and families living with HIV. More.
HOPE RESOURCE CENTER
Hope Resource Center is a multi-faceted Christian ministry addressing such matters as sexual purity and health, unplanned pregnancy, post-abortion stress and abstinence education. More.
INTERVARSITY CHRISTIAN FELLOWSHIP
- UNDERGRADUATE MINISTRY IN KNOXVILLE
InterVarsity’s vision is to see students transformed, campuses renewed, and world changers developed. They live this out by inviting students into life transforming encounters with Jesus Christ and training and developing them as disciples and leaders. Contact Jeannie Musick. More.
- GRADUATE/FACULTY MINISTRIES AT UT
This ministry promotes the renewal of the whole university as it focuses on graduate students and faculty while networking with various academic departments and other university entities to consider the Truth of Jesus Christ as He speaks to the various academic disciplines and to questions with which students are engaged. Contact Julian Reese. More.
JONI AND FRIENDS KNOXVILLE
Joni and Friends Knoxville ministers to families and individuals affected by disabilities in this area, as well as in Alabama, Arkansas, Kentucky, Mississippi and Guatemala. The vision of Joni and Friends is to accelerate Christian ministry in the disability community by communicating the gospel and equipping Christ-honoring churches worldwide to evangelize and disciple people affected by disability. More.
KENTUCKY MOUNTAIN MISSION
The goals of Kentucky Mountain Mission (KMM) and Youth Haven Bible Camp are two-fold: to reach the children and adults of southeastern Kentucky with the gospel of Jesus Christ and to train/disciple those who receive Christ for Christian leadership in their churches and communities. William Owens is the director of KMM and the Bible camp. His wife Dawn is the office manager of the KMM/YHBC business office. More.
KNOX AREA RESCUE MINISTRIES (KARM)
KARM provides emergency shelter and food to homeless men, women, and children and offers recovery services to those seeking a way out of drug and alcohol abuse. President/CEO Burt Rosen and his wife Carolyn are members of CSPC. More.
KNOX COUNTY COMMUNITY ACTION COMMITTEE (CAC)
CAC promotes self-sufficiency and independent living through intervention, education, and empowerment. More.
KNOXVILLE CHRISTIAN ARTS MINISTRIES (KnoxCAM)
KnoxCAM is a performing arts outreach ministry directed by Dr. Jill Lagerberg. Its mission is to proclaim the good news of Jesus outside the walls of the church building, and it ministers primarily in prisons and jails across Tennessee. KnoxCAM includes over 100 singers, actors, dancers, instrumentalists, and handbell ringers from 30 Knox area churches. To learn more about the ministry of KnoxCAM or how you can become involved, contact Jill Lagerberg. More.
KNOXVILLE INNER CITY KIDS OUTREACH (KICKO)
KICKO takes the gospel to children living in Knoxville’s inner city. Its most visible feature is “Sidewalk SONday School” street ministry. More.
KNOXVILLE INTERNATIONALS NETWORK (KIN)
KIN began in 2010 when a group of believers involved in ministry among internationals in Knoxville gathered to discuss how they could work together to make a difference in our city. As a result KIN was born and launched a series of community meetings to raise awareness of the needs among internationals and give ministries, churches, non-profits and other organizations a forum to connect and share information and resources. Contact Carol Waldo. More.
KNOXVILLE LEADERSHIP FOUNDATION (KLF)
KLF focuses on five important components of community life to ensure overall health within the city: family, youth, housing, racial reconciliation, and economic development. Chris Martin is the founder and president of KLF. More.
THE LOVE KITCHEN
The Love Kitchen serves Knoxville’s homeless, helpless, hopeless, hungry, and homebound by providing food and clothing. More.
MISSION OF HOPE
Since 1996, the Mission of Hope has ministered to the people of various counties in Kentucky and Tennessee from which 80% of the region’s residents no longer have jobs in the coal mining industry. They provide children and their families with food, clothes, toys and hygiene items through their Back to School program and Christmas program as well as Mountain Ministry Centers. More.
THE NAVIGATORS INTERNATIONAL STUDENT MINISTRY AT UT
The Navigators seek to serve and help as students adjust to a new culture and home. Friendship programs, ESL and other practical acts of kindness open the doors for friendship, interaction and meaningful conversation. Small group Bible Studies, a fellowship that fosters questions and learning, retreats and personal discipleship characterize their ministry approach. Contact Paul Slay. More.
THE COLLEGIATE NAVIGATORS AT UT
Their mission is to advance the Gospel of Jesus and His Kingdom into the nations through spiritual generations of laborers living and discipling among the lost at the University of Tennessee. Contact Nick Hamilton. More.
THE PHILADELPHIANS PRISON MINISTRY
This organization ministers in Tennessee prisons. Its purpose is to change the thinking of a prisoner through the power and the knowledge of Jesus Christ. This is done through strong Bible teaching with praise and worship services, weekly in-prison group meetings, the HELP program and a transitional housing program, the HELP House, in Knoxville. Christian ministry counseling is given to inmates’ loved ones, the “silent victims” of crime. More.
REFORMED UNIVERSITY FELLOWSHIP (RUF)
The purpose of RUF is to build a community on the college campus that reaches students of divergent beliefs and doubts with the message of the gospel and equips them to love and serve Jesus and His church. Contact Matt Howell. More.
SAFE FAMILIES FOR CHILDREN
When crisis strikes, many of us rely on relatives and friends for support, but for some families, poverty and social isolation mean that they have no support when they need it. Safe Families for Children helps parents experiencing a temporary crisis by providing a loving Christian family with whom their children may stay until the crisis has passed. Ninety percent of the children hosted are age six and younger. Contact Janet Cockrum. More.
Samaritan Ministry is a faith-based AIDS service organization that seeks to serve people, primarily in East Tennessee, who are living with HIV/AIDS through direct support and by way of their significant network of service providers. Contact Wayne Smith. More.
THE RESTORATION HOUSE
At The Restoration House (TRH), they are working to help restore single mothers and their children back to God’s good intent for their lives. Through transformational housing, team mentoring and service planning, TRH is helping single mother families end cycles of poverty and distress. More.
Thrive ministers to at-risk youth in the Lonsdale area to share the Gospel through relationships anchored in the love of Christ. They accomplish this through three main programs: Thrive Afterschool, Thrive Summer, and Mentoring. Contact Clayton Wood. More.
VOLUNTEER MINISTRIES CENTER (VMC)
VMC is striving to end homelessness by utilizing case management and permanent supportive housing, and to prevent homelessness by providing a variety of prevention services including Minvilla Manor. More
WEARS VALLEY RANCH
Founded by Jim and Susan Wood in 1991, Wears Valley Ranch offers a Christian home, education, and counseling to children from families in crisis. Their vision is to see each child inspired to follow Christ, healed from the past, and equipped to reach their full potential. For up to 32 children, the Ranch provides year-round, Christ-centered homes complete with loving house parent couples and college-age mentors who give spiritual, physical and emotional support. The children also receive intensive individualized counseling from counselors. Contact Brian McDonnell. More.
YOKE mentors middle school children by building friendships with Christian adults through clubs, camps, and Kid Time. Currently YOKE reaches out to over 19,000 students at 26 middle schools located in Anderson, Blount, Grainger, Jefferson, and Knox counties. Contact Jonathan Haskell. More.
Young Life seeks to pursue and befriend lost or disinterested teenagers to introduce them to Jesus, share the gospel, and help them grow in their faith. We support YL work in Anderson, Blount, Knox and Loudon Counties in Tennessee and in Birmingham, Alabama. More.
CHURCH PLANT - CHRIST THE KING - JP/ROXBURY, BOSTON, MA
After completing a two-year church-planting internship with Christ the King Dorchester, Logan and Melissa Keck have planted a church in Egleston Square, a part of Boston that claims two neighborhoods, Jamaica Plain and Roxbury. They are building relationships and meeting with a core group for the purpose of discipling, training, and equipping leaders. Jamaica Plain is split demographically between a predominantly poor Hispanic group and a mostly white middle-to-upper middle class group that rarely enter into each other’s spheres. Roxbury is a predominantly African-American neighborhood that is also the home of a $20 million dollar mosque. In addition to the reconciliation efforts, the Kecks seek to reach out to the Muslim community there. Contact Logan Keck. More.
CHURCH PLANT - NEW LIFE GATHERING - KNOXVILLE
Pastor Scott Jackson left Cedar Springs in 2015 to plant New Life Gathering in Knoxville. Their mission: "We exist to build a family of passionate followers of Jesus who make a difference through loving, serving, and creating new opportunities for people from all walks of life to belong in the kingdom of God." New Life meets on Sunday mornings from 10:30-11:30 at The Lighthouse Event Center, 6800 Baum Drive. More.
CHURCH PLANT - CHURCH OF THE REDEEMER - MARYVILLE/ALCOA
Church of the Redeemer in the Maryville-Alcoa area is CSPC's second church plant in our new initiative to plant more churches regionally. The purpose of such plants is to reach more people with the Gospel by starting churches which mobilize people (especially CSPC members) in areas where a Gospel-centered church can make a difference. Church of the Redeemer exists then to help all people find a home in Christ, and to find a home in a church where He is the center of everything. COTR will formally launch worship services on September 10, 2017 at 10:30 a.m. at Alcoa High School. More.