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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

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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PrEP Fails in Gay Man Adhering to Daily Truvada

Researchers have for the first time documented a case of an individual contracting HIV, a multi-drug resistant strain, while apparently adhering well to the daily regimen of Truvada as pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP). The scientists concluded that it is indeed...

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Samaritan Ministry

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

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