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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

New Generic HIV Drugs Get FDA Approval

The treatment landscape for HIV is always changing. Recently, we learned about two new GENERIC combination treatments, Simfi Lo, and Cimduo. (No, we didn’t make those names up.) As some HIV drugs are aging past their patent protection, we are seeing several become...

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HIV Self-Testing Leads to Self-Empowerment

Samaritan Ministry is a community leader providing opportunities for HIV testing in a variety of settings.  The test that we use (OraQuick Advance Rapid HIV Antibody Test) provides a quick 20-minute turn-around with results provided by a trained HIV counselor. OraSure...

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Backwards and Forwards

A look at the State of HIV through the eyes of Samaritan Ministry… With the end of 2016, we are taking time to reflect on what we have seen in the course of a year in the HIV world, and as we are providing leadership and care for many of the most marginalized in our...

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Samaritan Ministry

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

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