Care Ministries

At Faith Promise, the majority of care and ministry happens through small groups. However, we do have several ministries that exist outside of groups to help facilitate care to our congregation and community.

Christian Counseling

The Counseling Ministry is designed to offer short-term Christian counseling to members and regular attenders of Faith Promise Church. Our ministry team includes Dr. Ann O'Connor, Ph.D. and Candis Cochran, M.A. Also, graduate student interns may also provide some counseling services.

Because of limited resources, counseling for people who do not attend Faith Promise will be limited to one consultation appointment.

The counselors at Faith Promise encourage people to identify specific goals for counseling, and counseling sessions are focused on these goals. We provide individual counseling To adults and adolescents who are 14 years old and older, as well as premarital and couples' counseling. We will provide referral information for younger children. We also work closely with the Celebrate and Stephen Ministries at Faith Promise Church.

Sessions are scheduled by appointment and are available online and will soon resume in-person. Evening appointments are the most requested and can book quickly. We do not have appointment times available on the weekends.

To make an appointment, please call the church office at 251-2590, ext. 0, and request an appointment. Everyone will be asked to complete forms online before your first session. You will be emailed specific links to the necessary forms, and the office protocol will be explained when you make your first appointment. If you need easy instructions regarding telehealth, please click the button below.

COVID-19 Update: The Faith Promise Counseling Ministry is now able to meet with you online. As always, we work on an appointment based schedule. Please call the Pellissippi office at 865-251-2590 and request an appointment. Then, please click the button below for easy instructions on how to proceed with online counseling.

Please realize that our counseling ministry is not staffed to serve as a crisis center after regular appointment hours. Emergencies should be directed to 911, Mobile Crisis Unit at 539-2409 or go to the hospital emergency room of your choice.

Stephen Ministry

Stephen Ministry is a nationally recognized Christian care ministry which began in 1975 and is helping more than a million people in over 11,000 churches. The Faith Promise Stephen Ministry equips lay people to provide confidential, one-on-one, Christ-centered care and support to people experiencing difficult times in their lives such as loss of a loved one, job loss, terminal illness, and divorce. The ministry pairs individuals with a Stephen Minister who will come alongside them to provide emotional and spiritual care for as long as the need persists.


fpCelebrate meets on Monday nights at the FPC Pellissippi Campus starting at 6:00 pm and is a time of helping people connect, heal, and grow.

Premarital Counseling

Premarital counseling is available through our staff counselor and pastors. The counseling typically requires an online inventory, four or five hour-long sessions, and homework. Requests for counseling must be received four months prior to your wedding date in order for our staff to accommodate your schedule.

To schedule premarital counseling with a staff pastor, please contact them directly. If you prefer to schedule premarital counseling with our staff counselor, please contact the church office at 865-251-2590.

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