Volunteer Teams

At First Baptist Church, we strive to show God's love to others in many ways.  One of these ways is by meeting the needs of others. We have provided church members who volunteer with each of these ministries, if you would like to contact them for more information. This page is updated when we receive new requests from various sources that are in need need of help.  We hope that this will provide you a place to serve.

* Tutoring schoolchildren (Pam Hester 865-654-2593)

* Constructing home wheelchair ramps (John Burton, 865-475-4316)

* Volunteering at Joining Hands Health Clinic (Gaile Avent, 865-471-5525)

* Volunteering to raise money for American Cancer Society (Robbie Pinkerton, 865-475-4122)

* Performing musical programs at retirement homes (John Barnhill, 865-471-0827)

* Volunteering with Appalachian Outreach (Jim Wilson, 865-924-0418)

* Volunteering with Habitat for Humanity (Sheila Wiggins, 865-471-0069)

* Helping persons cope with grief on death anniversaries (Shirley Herring, 865-475-2617)

* Volunteering at Jefferson Memorial Hospital (JMH, 865-471-2500)

Invitation to Volunteer - Joining Hands Health Clinic

The Jefferson Rural Clinic invites you to become a front desk volunteer. Time involved is your choice: anywhere from two half days a month up to a half-day or two a week. Skills needed include: Ability to operate a very simple computerized Appointment Scheduling program; answering phone; having a listening ear; filing of patient charts, and communicating with patients. Training provided. Please call the clinic 865-471-5525 to sign up.

Invitation to Volunteer - Appalachian Outreach

Appalachian Outreach is looking for volunteers that would like to act as a receptionist, answer phones, help with office work, etc.  This would be a big help with the summer program fast approaching.  It could be one day a week or multiple days.  We need help Monday - Thursday between the hours of 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.  You do not have to stay all day.  It could just be a few hours.  Contact Karrie Foust at 865-475-5611.


Ministry Center

cereal, peanut butter, tuna, canned chicken, other canned meats, canned fruit

instant meals (like Hamburger Helper, Taco kits, etc.)

instant potatoes

gluten free food items

small non-refrigerated microwave meals that children could make

diapers and baby food

hygiene items

bags (grocery bags, garbage bags of assorted sizes, ziploc bags) 

Volunteers to help in the sorting room (especially Wednesday-Friday) You may come any day convenient for you.  They are open 8 - 4 p.m. and there is always something to be done.

Samaritan House


paper products

women’s deodorant

shampoo and conditioner

cleaning supplies

**All household items to be given to residents as they move out - pots, pans, dishes, silverware, glasses, bowls, cups, towels, dish cloths, blankets, sheets (all sizes), etc.

Home Repair

large trash bags


paint roller sleeves

cleaning supplies

work gloves

measuring tape

masking tape

carpet cleaner 

painting supplies

safety glasses