865-405-1000 ext. 827

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Our Mission

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

 

Our Goals

To challenge the negative and judgmental attitudes that still exist toward people with HIV & AIDS.

To increase knowledge and understanding, and decrease fear and misconceptions about HIV & AIDS.

To provide accurate information about HIV & AIDS.

To give practical and pastoral support to people living with HIV and their families.

To engage in prayerful dialogue with other churches, faith communities, and secular organizations.

Our Work

Advocacy

Case Management & Counseling

Jail & Prison Ministry

Transportation

Food Ministry

HIV Prevention Education & Testing

Hepatitis C (HCV) Prevention Education & Testing

Nursing Seminars

HIV and HCV Awareness Seminars

HIV and HCV Materials Development & Distribution

Support Groups

Social & Family Support

Rent & Utility Rescue

Prescription Drug Assistance

Syringe Services

Our Partners

Central Baptist Church of Bearden

Broadway CARES/ Equity Fights AIDS

Cedar Springs Presbyterian

Central Baptist Fountain City

The City of Knoxville

Cooperative Baptist Fellowship

East Tennessee AIDS Fund

Helen Ross McNabb Center

Hope Center (Covenant Health)

Knox County

MAC AIDS Fund

Slamdot

Tennessee Cooperative Baptist Fellowship

West Knox Cooperative Food Pantry (FISH)

Our Staff
Wayne Smith


Wayne Smith is Founder and Director of Samaritan Ministry, which has been in operation since 1996. Wayne and his wife Laura live in Knoxville as do their two daughters and 4 grandchildren.

Brandi Major


Brandi Major has been Ministry Assistant with Samaritan Ministry since 2014. She provides valuable part-time support. Brandi, her husband Scott, and two daughters live in Knoxville.

Our Budget

Samaritan Ministry has an annual budget of between $80,000 and $85,000. Much of our support comes from churches and church organization, private foundations, and from individual donors. We are very grateful to all of our financial partners.

 

Samaritan Ministry

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

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