Samaritan Ministry

An HIV Ministry in Knoxville, TN

Our Mission

Our church should be a beacon of light and hope for anyone who suffers from or has family or friends who suffer from this disease.

2014 Faithwalk and Al Ichiki 5K

Our December 6th walk and run was a big success.  We had a great crowd of over 100, outstanding sponsors, and great partners to help pull of this 3rd in our series of World AIDS Day events.

Most notably, we want to acknowledge Immaculate Conception Catholic Church for providing a warm home for our walk and a great launchpad for our event. Associate Pastor Gerald Tully, “Father Jerry” has been more than gracious as have been several IC volunteers.

WBIR and former anchor Bill Williams, our “Honorary Race Chair” have provided great support and Bill provided focus and prayer for our group as we got ready to head out on that cold and blustery day. Bill is a wonderful supporter of our ministry work.

We were honored and humbled that 3 members of Dr. Al Ichiki’s family traveled from Hawaii to be with us and to walk the 5K. Al’s brother Gerald, sister Annette, and Niece, Jeannie, joined us and helped to make this event very special for everyone.

You will note the picture that shows Wade Bibb, Central Baptist Pastor, leading prayer at the start line. Our camera captured heads bowed, a memorable shot, for sure.

So… you missed it? Well, mark your calendars NOW for the 4th FaithWalk and Al Ichiki 5K on December 5th, 2015!

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