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.

Cooperative Baptist Fellowship General Assembly Workshop and Breakfast

Wayne is honored to have been asked to present a workshop this summer at the CBF General Assembly in Dallas. His workshop title is “Getting to Zero: The Fight Against HIV in 2015” and he will be talking about the evolving HIV pandemic, new research, and the potential for an AIDS-free generation. For all of his friends who are part of CBF or who live near Dallas and would like to attend, please come join the conversation on Friday, June 19th at 1:30, at the Hyatt Regency in downtown Dallas. You can preregister for the assembly for free here: http://www.cbf.net/general-assembly/. Everyone is welcome.

Wayne will also be facilitating a networking breakfast this summer at the CBF General Assembly in Dallas. Our networking breakfast title is “Forming Together to Achieve an AIDS Free Generation.” Join David Crocker of Operation Inasmuch as we explore creative ways to work together across the barriers that keep us in our silos. CBF Field Personnel Ronnie Adams and Samaritan Ministry’s Wayne Smith will share practical partnership examples.

For all my friends who are part of CBF or who live near Dallas and would like to attend, please come join the conversation on Thursday, June 18, 7:30-9:00a.m at the Hyatt Regency in downtown Dallas. You can preregister for the assembly for free here: http://www.cbf.net/general-assembly/. Then register to attend this breakfast by clicking this link and purchasing your ticket (there is a cost of $20 to attend the breakfast) https://co.clickandpledge.com/advanced/default.aspx?wid=95270

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Cooperative Baptist Fellowship Features Article About Samaritan Ministry

We are pleased and honored to have an excellent story featuring the Samaritan Ministry appear in the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship‘s monthly magazine, Fellowship. The CBF is an important partner to the Samaritan Ministry.

Please be sure to check out their magazine below. The story about Samaritan Ministry begins on page 22.

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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