865-405-1000 ext. 827
Science

Our approach to ending this epidemic is founded on principals of science, including harm reduction, and proven public health strategies.

Stigma

Stigma, shame, and homophobia are the #1 drivers of the epidemic, especially in the South.

Gospel

We were formed and founded upon the work and words of Jesus. it is Jesus who calls on us to care for the sick (Matt. 25: 31-45).

Hope

Samaritan Ministry provides a foundation of love and support that offers hope for a bright and healthy future.

Science

Our approach to ending this epidemic is founded on principals of science, including harm reduction, and proven public health strategies.

Stigma

Stigma, shame, and homophobia are the #1 drivers of the epidemic, especially in the South.

Gospel

We were formed and founded upon the work and words of Jesus. it is Jesus who calls on us to care for the sick (Matt. 25: 31-45).

Hope

Samaritan Ministry provides a foundation of love and support that offers hope for a bright and healthy future.

Our Mission:


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

About Us

Samaritan Ministry is a faith-based AIDS Service Organization that was founded in 1996. Wayne Smith is the Director of this ministry, which operates under the auspices of Central Baptist Church of Bearden in Knoxville, Tennessee. Samaritan Ministry is supported through a network of religious, secular not-for-profit, and governmental entities.

Latest News

Injectable HIV Prevention Medication Gets Great Report
Injectable HIV Prevention Medication Gets Great Report

HPTN 083, the ongoing study to investigate the usefulness of an injectable medication (cabatogravir) for HIV prevention, has been halted, as the data clearly indicated that cabotegravir was highly effective at preventing HIV. Studies can be...

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At-Home HIV Testing Is Available
At-Home HIV Testing Is Available

With most community-based HIV testing on pause, it is important to be able to offer HIV testing to those in need. What to do? There is an option. OraSure Technologies offers an at-home self-administered test that is FDA approved, very accurate, and gives results in 20...

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Samaritan Ministry

6300 Deane Hill Dr.
Knoxville, Tennessee 37919
(865) 450-1000 ext. 827

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