Highways and By-Ways
In 1984, Preacher Bob arrived in Knoxville, TN with only two changes of clothes and $25. Preacher Tom Coulter helpd Bob get on his feet and Bob met his wife, Mary. In 1987 Highways and By-Ways Ministry was formed to help street souls one-on-one under bridges, railroad tracks, local grave yards and homeless camps in the Knoxville area. We meet every Thursday night for a time of worship and a meal.
For more information contact:
Operation Backyard provides free home repair services for low-income homeowners. Powell Church servants provide the work and homeowners with limited income receive much-needed home repairs. Servants experience the reward of helping those less fortunate than themselves, and find they have been ministered to as well. The entire community grows closer and stronger in the process. If you are interested in serving in this ministry or learning more about it, click here for the OBY website or contact Jamie at email@example.com.
Morgan Scott Project
Powell Church provides support to the Morgan Scott Project in Deer Lodge, Tennessee with financial contributions as well as collecting vegetable seeds each spring for their Good Earth Garden project. This project provides seeds and fertilizer to families that might not otherwise be able to afford to plant a vegetable garden. To learn more about the Morgan Scott Project, go to their website at www.morganscottproject.org.
The Clothing Ministry works beside the Highways & By-Ways Ministry to provide clothing for those who cannot afford it. This ministry typically serves 75-150 homeless per week. They are always in need of socks, undergarments and jeans, but the following list are the items they can accept.
Clothing Ministry List
Please donate only the items listed below for the respect of time and storage for the clothing ministry:
Thank you for taking the time to donate ONLY the above items to the Homeless Clothing Ministry. Please donate any other items you have to The Powell Community Chest, tell them you are from Powell Church and they will swap out items with the clothing ministry that the homeless can use.
Please leave the above bagged items labeled “Homeless Clothing Ministry” in Guest Services to pick up.
If you have any questions, please contact
Greg & Hunter Long at 680-8029 or Teresa Long at
680-8028 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Clothes Closet
We are now accepting clothes for a new clothing ministry at Powell Church.
Donations of clothing should show respect for the humanity of the person receiving them whether they are a member of the homeless community, a member of our church, or a member of our own community. People often think of donations as an easy way to just get rid of old clothes. However, donations are very important in providing clean (free of smoke/mildew), quality and current style clothing to those in need. Please donate responsibly and choose items that are useful for our neighbors.
Fall/Winter items that are needed and helpful:
Please bag Children and Adult clothes separately and
leave in the Worship Center at Guest Services.
For more information you may contact:
Teresa Long 680-8028 email@example.com
Greg Long 680-8029 firstname.lastname@example.org
Heather Boles 850-3308
Kim Byers 661-1803