Who We Are

Our Mission:

Faith Promise exists to help Real People with Real Problems find Real Love.

Our Values:

We put God first. We serve others. We grow together. We give generously. We tell them of Him. We elevate those around us.

Our Core Beliefs:

God is the creator and ruler of the universe. He has eternally existed in three personalities: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. These three are co-equal and are one God.

Genesis 1:1, 3:22, Psalms 90:2, Matthew 28:19, 1 Peter 1:2, 2 Corinthians 13:14

Jesus Christ is the Son of God. He is co-equal with the Father. Jesus lived a sinless human life and offered Himself as the perfect sacrifice for the sins of all people by dying on a cross. He arose from the dead after three days to demonstrate His power over sin and death. He ascended to Heaven’s glory and will return again someday to earth to reign as King of Kings and Lord of Lords.

Matthew 1:22-23, Isaiah 9:6, John 1:1-5, 14:10-30, Hebrews 4:14-15, 1 Corinthians 15:3-4, Romans 1:3-4, Acts 1:9-11, 1 Timothy 6:14-15, Titus 2:13

The Holy Spirit is co-equal with the Father and the Son of God. He is present in the world to make men aware of their need for Jesus Christ. He also lives in every Christian from the moment of salvation. He provides the Christian with power for living, understanding of spiritual truth, and guidance in doing what is right. He gives all believers a spiritual gift when they are saved. As Christians, we seek to live under His control daily.

2 Corinthians 3:17, John 16:7-13, 14:16-17, Acts 1:8, 1 Corinthians 2:12, 3:16, Ephesians 1:13, 5:18, Galatians 5:25

The Bible is God’s Word to us. It was written by human authors, under the supernatural guidance of the Holy Spirit. It is the supreme source of truth for Christian beliefs and living. Because it is inspired by God, it is the truth without error.

2 Timothy 3:16, 1:13, 2 Peter 1:20-21, Psalms 119:105, 12:6, Proverbs 30:5

People are made in the spiritual image of God, to be like Him in character. People are the supreme object of God’s creation. Although every person has tremendous potential for good, all of us are marred by an attitude of disobedience toward God called “sin.” This attitude separates people from God and causes all problems in life.

Genesis 1:27, Psalms 8:3-6, Isaiah 53:6, 59:1-2, Romans 3:23

Salvation is God’s free gift to us, but we must accept it. We can never make up for our sin by self-improvement or good works. Only by trusting in Jesus Christ as God’s offer of forgiveness can anyone be saved from sin’s penalty. When we turn from our self-ruled life and turn to Jesus in faith, we are saved. Eternal life begins the moment one receives Jesus Christ into his life by faith.

Romans 6:23, 5:1, Ephesians 2:8-9, John 14:6, 1:12, Titus 3:5, Galatians 3:26

People were created to exist forever. We will exist either eternally separated from God by sin, or eternally with God through forgiveness and salvation. To be eternally separated from God is Hell. To be eternally in union with Him is eternal life. Heaven and Hell are real places of eternal existence.

Because God gives us eternal life through Jesus Christ, the true believer is secure in that salvation for eternity. If you have been genuinely saved, you cannot “lose” it. Salvation is maintained by the grace and power of God, not by the self-effort of the Christian. It is the grace and keeping power of God that gives us this security.

John 3:16, 14:17, 10:29, Romans 6:23, 8:17-18, Revelation 20:15, 1 Corinthians 2:7-9,  2 Timothy 1:12, Hebrews 7:25, 10:10, 1 Peter 1:3-5

Marriage is the uniting of one man and one woman in covenant commitment for a lifetime. It is God’s unique gift to reveal the union between Christ and His church and to provide for the man and the woman in marriage the framework for intimate companionship and the means for procreation of the human race. Children, from the moment of conception, are a blessing and heritage from the Lord.

Genesis 1:26-28, 2:15-25, 3:1-20, 51:5, 78:1-8, 139:13-16, Exodus 20:12, Deuteronomy 6:4-9, Joshua 24:15, 1 Samuel 1:26-28, Proverbs 1:8, 5:15-20, 6:20-22, 12:4, 13:24, 14:1, 17:6, 18:22, 22:6, 22:15, 23:13-14, 24:3, 29:15, 29:17, 31:10-31, Ecclesiastes 4:9-12, 9:9, Malachi 2:14-16, Matthew 5:31-32, 18:2-5, 19:3-9, Mark 10:6-12, Romans 1:18-32, 1 Corinthians 7:1-16, Ephesians 5:21-33, 6:1-4, Colossians 3:18-21, 1 Timothy 5:8, 5:14, 2 Timothy 1:3-5, Titus 2:3-5, Hebrews 13:4, 1 Peter 3:1-7

Our Pastors

Our Senior Pastor, Dr. Chris Stephens

Pastor Chris holds a Doctor of Ministry degree in Evangelistic Church Growth. Under his leadership, Faith Promise has grown to more than 8,000 in attendance with seven locations across East Tennessee, an international campus in Costa Rica, and a global Online Campus.

Chris and his wife Michele have three children and six grandchildren. They reside in beautiful Knoxville, TN.

Click here if you are interested in Dr. Stephens speaking at your event.

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