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.


The Counseling Ministry is designed to offer short-term Christian counseling (approximately 8 sessions) to members and regular attenders of Faith Promise Church. Dr. Ann O’Connor, Ph.D., provides the majority of our counseling. 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, and counseling sessions are focused on these goals. We provide couples, premarital, and individual counseling to adults and adolescents who are 16 years old and older. For families with children under the age of 16, sessions with the parents are offered to provide support and the best referral information. We also work closely with the Celebrate and Stephen Ministries at Faith Promise Church.

Sessions are scheduled by appointment and are available online and 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 a hospital 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

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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.