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

OUR FRIEND, JIMMY ALLEN

OUR FRIEND, JIMMY ALLEN The world lost a faith leader in January, and Samaritan Ministry lost a friend. Dr. Jimmy Allen, was a past leader of the Southern Baptist Convention, and a founding inspiration for both the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship (a Samaritan Ministry...

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The Opioid Crisis

Locally and Nationally, the Opioid Crisis has made headlines. Overdose deaths are on the increase and statistics are sobering. More than 72,000 Americans died from drug overdose in 2017, including illicit drugs and prescription opioids—a 2-fold increase in a decade....

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Samaritan Ministry at Tennessee CBF

Thank you to the Tennessee Cooperative Baptist Fellowship for highlighting the work of Samaritan Ministry as part of the Volunteer State Mission Offering. Check out this...

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Samaritan Ministry

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

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