Ministry Teams

At First Baptist Church, we strive to show God’s love to others in many ways. One of those ways is by partnering with community organizations to meet the needs of others. Below, you will find a list of organizations with which our church members have and continue to work. If you would like more information, please contact the church office. This page is updated when we receive new requests from organizations in need of help. We hope the information provided here is a good starting point for you as you look for your place to serve. 


  • Tutoring school children
  • Constructing home wheelchair ramps
  • Volunteering at Joining Hands Health Clinic
  • Volunteering to raise money for American Cancer Society
  • Performing musical programs at retirement homes
  • Volunteering with Appalachian Ministries of the Smokies
  • Volunteering with Habitat for Humanity
  • Helping persons cope with grief on death anniversaries
  • Volunteering at Jefferson Memorial Hospital

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 Ministries of the Smokies (AMOS)

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.


  • 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 8am – 4pm and there is always something to be done.

  • hairbrushes
  • 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.


  • large trash bags
  • sunscreen
  • paint roller sleeves
  • cleaning supplies
  • work gloves
  • measuring tape
  • masking tape
  • carpet cleaner
  • painting supplies
  • safety glasses