Group Finder

At Faith Promise, the majority of care and ministry happens through Groups. However, we do have several ministries that exist outside of groups to help facilitate care to our congregation and community. Explore this page to find out more, and click the button below to search for a Care Group or another group that fits what you’re looking for.


Do you feel stuck? Are you experiencing emotional ups and downs? Is it difficult to integrate faith in day-to-day life?  Are you struggling to parent in this internet-driven era?  Life can be hard. Even the most resilient person can struggle.  Christian counseling is available for those 16 years and older, for individuals, couples and parents who attend Faith Promise Church regularly.

Ann O’Connor, Ph.D. is a licensed psychologist, who integrates faith-based principles with sound psychological strategies. She provides short-term counseling and helps people connect with other ministries and services. She also meets with parents and grandparents of young children to provide support, information and referrals when necessary.

In-person and telehealth appointments are scheduled by appointment by calling the PEL office at 865-251-2590, ext 0.  Appointments are scheduled Monday – Thursday, with some evening sessions available on Tuesdays (they tend to book up quickly).  Weekend appointments are not available.

You will be asked to complete some on-line forms before your first appointment.  A link will be emailed to you to access these forms, and the process will be explained.  We communicate through email and voicemail while making appointments, so please check both.  If you need instructions about telehealth sessions, feel free to ask or consult the link below.

Please realize that our counseling office is not staffed to serve as a crisis center after regular appointments.  If you are experiencing a mental health or medical crisis, please contact 911, the Mobile Crisis Unit at 855-274-7471, or go to the closest emergency room.


fpCelebrate is a Christ-centered, 12 step recovery program for anyone struggling with hurt, pain, or addiction of any kind. fpCelebrate is a safe place to find community and freedom from the issues that can control our lives. We meet on Monday nights at the Pellissippi Campus starting at 6:00pm.

The Stephen Ministry

The mission of the Stephen Ministry is summed up in the Apostle Paul’s letter to the Ephesians.
“To equip the saints for the work of ministry, for building up the body of Christ, until all of us come to the unity of the faith and of the knowledge of the Son of God, to maturity, to the measure of the full stature of Christ” (Ephesians 4:12–13).

Stephen Ministers provide high-quality, one-to-one, confidential Christ-centered care to people in the Faith Promise congregation and in the community experiencing life difficulties. A national organization, the Stephen Ministry serves 1.5 million people in more than 13,000 churches worldwide.

The name Stephen Ministry comes from Stephen, one of the first laypeople commissioned by the Apostles to provide caring ministry to those in need (Acts 6:1–7).

Stephen Ministers are congregation members trained by their Stephen Leaders to offer care to people who are hurting or experiencing significant life change (such as the loss of a loved one, job loss, terminal illness, divorce, etc.). They are selected, trained and supervised to provide effective and confidential Christian care. A Stephen Minister typically has one care receiver at a time and meets with that person once-a-week for about an hour. Stephen Ministers also meet once-a-month as a Stephen Minister group for supervision, support, and continuing education.

For more information on receiving Stephen Minister care, or to become a Stephen Minister at Faith Promise, please call 865-251-2590 ext. 3004.

Featured Events

Marriage Prep

Getting married? Join us for Marriage Prep! This dynamic 6-week premarital group will provide you with tools to help your marriage thrive. Energetic leaders teach important topics such as communication, conflict resolution and connecting, as couples learn along with others. Couples will complete the Prepare Couple’s Inventory (for a fee of $35 per couple) and will be provided detailed results during a private consultation session. Register today!

When: Sundays, Sept 29-Nov 3, 11:15-12:15, PEL Campus, Room 222

Click HERE to Register!


Mondays | 6pm | Pellissippi Campus- Chapel

fpCelebrate provides Christ-centered support for addiction, hurts, habits & hang-ups. Together we fellowship, grow, and celebrate God’s healing power in our lives. We provide a safe environment to share honestly with others walking a similar journey.

You can always expect a challenging message from a variety of engaging speakers. Following our group time together, we provide a time for you to take your journey and recovery to the next level in small groups.

Groups include Chemical Dependency, 12 Step Recovery, Co-Dependency, Anger Management, Men’s Integrity, Family Recovery Support, Veterans Support, and a variety of Growth Groups.

Join us Mondays at the Pellissippi Campus for dinner at 6pm, worship & message at 7pm and small groups at 8pm.