Sharing the unsearchable riches of our Lord Jesus Christ in a dry and thirsty land.
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Sunday Worship

Worship Services:
8 AM, 9:30 AM, and 11 AM

9:30 AM – Youth, College, Adult, Young Marrieds/Young Parents, and Children’s Sunday School classes. Nursery provided.

11 AM – Adult, Children’s Sunday School classes. Nursery provided.

About Us

We desire to bring glory and pleasure to our Heavenly Father in Christ-centered worship, fellowship and ministry. Our Lord Jesus Christ has blessed us with a loving, caring and giving fellowship with families spread out over five counties surrounding Knoxville and the Great Smoky Mountain National Park. We invite you to worship with us if you are vacationing in the Smokies or moving to the area!

2023 Bible Quizzing

Memorizing 2 Timothy

Team-based event from May-November 

Telos - Resolved Retreat 2023

College-age (18-25 year old) and
graduating High School seniors!

June 2nd – 4th

Speaker: Smedley Yates

“Resolved to Be That One”

Vacation Bible School

Keepers of the Kingdom

June 5th-9th
6:30pm – 9:00pm

Open to children
PreK (four years old) – rising 7th graders

Destination DC - Youth Summer Camp

June 18th to 24th

Cherry Hill Park, College Park, MD

Shepherds Institute

Informational Dinner

Our Glory and Joy

Shepherds Writing for the Flock

Spiritual Discipline in the New Year – Part  2

– the latest from Pastor Chris Riser 


Beatitudes for Kingdom Living

Chris Riser

Get yours at the back of

the Worship Center – $7

Latest Message

Ambition for Our Glorious Mission - Part 2

Romans 5:15-21

May 28th , 2023

Craig Johnson


The Gospel

At its most basic, the gospel is “good news,” the truth about God and the salvation He has provided through the person and work of the Lord Jesus Christ in his death, burial and resurrection.  But in order to embrace the good news, we must understand the bad news – that mankind is dead in transgression and sin, cut off from a relationship with God and justly under the wrath of God which will result in eternal suffering in hell after death….