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

Filling in the Missing Pieces

Caring for Those Often Pushed Away by our Community Throughout the story of the life of Jesus, we are reminded that we are expected, as Followers, to care for the sick; to reach out to the unloved and the untouchable; to go places where we might not be expected to go....

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STEP TN Off to Smooth Start in Chattanooga

We visited the new Syringe Exchange program in Chattanooga and were overwhelmed with the great start to this exciting new program, called STEP TN.  We invite you to visit the website for this program (part of Cempa Community Care).  Samaritan Ministry is a financial...

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HIV Basics are Still Important

POZ magazine issues weekly news alerts at the POZ News Desk. (see poz.com) and one recent post got our attention. They recently shared a great summary about HIV Basics that we would like to share with you. This comprehensive piece covers everything from transmission...

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Samaritan Ministry

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

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