Vision & Beliefs

As a church, we exist to glorify God by making disciples who, by the most effective means available, will take the good news of grace and hope through Jesus Christ to East Tennessee and beyond and, to lay the foundation for future generations to do the same.

The Church is the body of Christ fulfilling His will in the world. We believe Christ desires to offer grace for forgiveness of sins and hope for the struggles of life. Therefore, we want to be a people who experience His grace and forgiveness every day—and offer the same to all who want that too.

As a place of hope, the church serves best as a hospital for sinners rather than a club for saints. Our vision is to set the captives free and be a beacon of light for East Tennessee and beyond, leading the way to Jesus Christ in whom this grace and hope is found.

To the weak I became weak, that I might win the weak. I have become all things to all people, that by all means I might save some.1 Corinthians 9:22 (ESV)
To the weak I became weak, that I might win the weak. I have become all things to all people, that by all means I might save some.1 Corinthians 9:22 (ESV)

Celebration of Believer's Baptism

Baptism isn’t required for salvation, but it is the first public step of faith for believers. Baptism is a picture of the work that Jesus has done in a person’s heart.

The Service of Deacons

As Deacons serve, a myriad of important ministries take place from encouragement and visitation to practical help like parking and offering, to prayer and church leadership.

We hold an unwavering belief in the:

• Authority of the Bible and it’s message of salvation through Christ alone.

• Centrality of prayer in the life of the Church and individuals.

• Priority of passionate, Christ-centered worship that connects people with the Living God.


We’re committed to:

• Leading people to maturity in Christ.

• Building a fellowship of hope, grace, and love.

• Expressing the love of Christ through ministries of compassionate service.


We’re driven to:

• Reach Cleveland and all of East Tennessee with the good news of Jesus Christ.

• Utilize our resources and our lives to spread the gospel to all the world.

• Position our church to reach future generations.