Ministry Partners

Faith Promise is engaging the world around us to share the hope of Christ in tangible ways. Below you will find several opportunities to serve our community individually or with your small group.

Choices Resource Center

Choices Resource Center is a life-affirming pregnancy center that helps individuals and families with unplanned pregnancies, sexual health issues, and post-abortion healing. Since 1992 they have served Oak Ridge and surrounding communities with the truth and love of Jesus Christ. Their programs include pregnancy tests, STD testing, abstinence education, Heart to Heart Parenting Program, and more. All services are free of charge. Choices Resource Center has a number of ways you can get involved, including volunteering, financial contributions, or participating in one of their fundraisers such as the annual Walk for Life.

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Compassion Coalition

A member-based organization that exists to help the collective church respond to the unmet needs of our city.

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Knox Area Rescue Ministries (KARM)

A ministry to the homeless which daily serves over 1,200 meals and shelters nearly 400 people. KARM offers biblically-based counseling and addiction treatment, residential recovery programs, and provides job training and employment services to guests in long-term residential facilities, including Serenity Shelter for victims of domestic violence.

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Pregnancy Resource Center

Since 1986, the Pregnancy Resource Center has helped women cope with unplanned pregnancies and consider their options in a compassionate, supportive environment with the help of trained peer counselors.

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Family Promise

Family Promise of Blount County is an interfaith, non-profit network of local congregations and hundreds of volunteers working together to provide shelter, meals, and support services to help homeless families achieve lasting independence.

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Second Harvest

Second Harvest Food Bank is the East Tennessee region's largest hunger-relief charity; operating programs in 18 counties. The food bank secures and distributes over 16 million pounds of food and grocery products annually through a network of over 500 partnering non-profit organizations such as food pantries, soup kitchens, emergency shelters, and schools.

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Hope Resource Center

A multi-site, crisis pregnancy center addressing the issues of sexual health and unplanned pregnancy.

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Bethany Christian Services and Safe Families for Children

BCS believes every child deserves to be loved, connected, and empowered through family.

Safe Families for Children hosts vulnerable children and creates extended family–like supports for desperate families through a community of devoted volunteers who are motivated by compassion to keep children safe and families intact.

Through the Safe Families ministry, volunteer Host Families offer loving care to parents, watching over their children while the parents regain stability.

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Salvation Army

The Knoxville chapter helps domestic violence recovery, has transitional housing, provides emergency assistance, a mobile feeding unit Our Canteen, and Bride of Hope Manor. The Salvation Army's mission is to preach the Gospel of Jesus Christ and to meet human needs in His name without discrimination.

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Street Hope Tennessee

Together with the Lord’s help, Street Hope TN can bring an end to child sexual exploitation and sex trafficking of children and provide safe environments to foster healing and hope through Jesus Christ.

They create awareness through increasing knowledge of what sex trafficking is, reduce the vulnerability in our youth through school-based programming, and help with the restoration and healing of survivors. They are currently raising funds to build the first safe home in east TN for girls aged 12-17 who are victims of domestic minor sex trafficking.

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Boys & Girls Club of the Tennessee Valley

The Boys and Girls Club exists to enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens.

Faith Promise provides monetary support, volunteers for their programming, and participates in their annual toy drives.

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Care Cuts

Serving the homeless community and restoring people’s dignity by cutting their hair and providing grooming services.

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Emerald Youth Foundation

Emerald Youth Foundation supports Knoxville’s youth and prepares generations of Godly community leaders. Faith Promise provides monthly monetary support and a 25th anniversary donation, and we participate in their annual Christmas toy shop and send volunteers.

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Family Resource Center

To support the learning and well-being of all Maryville students and help strengthen each family’s ability to support the emotional, physical, medical, social, and academic needs of their children by connecting them with available resources and community partners.

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Isaiah 117 House

To provide physical and emotional support in a safe and loving home for children awaiting foster care placement.

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Metro Drug Coalition

To improve the health of the greater Knoxville community by reducing the use of alcohol and drugs through policy, systems, and environment change.

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Tennessee Children's Home

To provide safe harbor, treatment, and a Christian environment for displaced families and youth.

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Partner Schools

Across our Faith Promise campuses, individuals, families, and groups are connecting with our partner schools to serve and mentor. This is a simple way that we're able to make a difference in the community. Faith Promise supports staff and families through a variety of school-specific needs.

Regional Schools:

Beaumont Magnet Academy

Dogwood Elementary

Green Magnet

Sarah Moore Green Magnet

Vine Middle Magnet

Anderson County campus:

Grand Oaks Elementary

North Clinton Elementary

Blount County campus:

John Sevier Elementary

Maryville Junior High

Walland Elementary

Farragut campus:

Farragut schools

North Knox campus:

Norwood Elementary

Spring Hill Elementary

Sterchi Elementary

West View Elementary


Contact Lisa Cole
865-251-2590 x 1409


Have Questions?

If you have questions or need help getting started with Love Local, please contact missions@faithpromise.org.