Weather damage means locale change for Faith Promise Campbell Campus


LaFOLLETTE — The Campbell County Campus of Faith Promise Church will hold its March 1 services at Jacksboro Middle School after damage to the church’s current building.

“Situations like this bring the church and community closer together. Our identity is not in a building, but in the light God has called us to be in Campbell County. Jesus said He would build His church and the gates of hell would not prevail. That is great news!” Campbell County Pastor Chad Funk said Tuesday afternoon.

The temporary move to Jacksboro Middle School comes through the assistance of core member and school principal Nikki Bumgardner.

Weight from several inches of snow and ice within the last week has caused the church’s building, located at 2301 Jacksboro Pike, Suite 3, LaFollette, to shift off its foundation, making the structure unsafe until repairs are made, Funk said.

It is unknown how long those repairs will take.

JMS is located at 150 Eagle Circle, Jacksboro, 37757. Service will begin at its normal time, 10:30 a.m., on March 1.

Faith Promise is a contemporary church with six campuses in the Knoxville region. The Campbell County campus, pastored by Chad Funk, opened in 2013 and is the church’s sixth campus. Since Faith Promise’s establishment in 1995, weekly attendance across all campuses has grown to more than 6,000 each weekend. Faith Promise has been recognized by Outreach Magazine as the 22nd fastest growing church in America. For more information, visit