Outreach Ministries

Accompaniment Team Ministry – Provides fellowship and spiritual support, groceries, translation, and transportation assistance to local immigrants. 

Doorstep Ministry – Supports people who come to St. James for help with food, utility bills, and other needs and by helping with office duties.  Contact: Patty Chase, 865-523-0551, phowellchase@yahoo.com

Helping Hands Feeding Ministry – Provides groceries and a meal every other week to neighbors in need.  Contact: John Moore, 865-659-2090, Ginny Combs, 865-938-1422, vrc1947_2@hotmail.com

Justice Knox Ministry – Promotes collaboration among congregations of various faiths to identify community needs and develop meaningful change.  Contact: Fr. John Mark Wiggers, 865-523-5687, jwiggers@stjamesknox.org

Prison Ministry – Provides support, encouragement, and guidance for returning citizens and their families for a period of one year.  Contact: Liz Wiggers, 678-592-3179, elizabethwiggers@gmail.com

Room at the Inn Ministry – Serves homeless men by providing home-cooked meals, fellowship time, and safe overnight rest.  Contact: Richard Wilson, 865-919-5700, rwilson1205@comcast.net

VMC Ministry – Prepares and serves lunch twice a month at the Volunteer Ministry Center, a daytime support organization for the homeless and disenfranchised.  Contact: Linda Dunlap, 865-531-3846, lindajanedunlap@gmail.com