We believe that FBP members are called to take the gospel to areas and peoples who have little or no access to the gospel. Our goal is to make disciples while forming indigenous local churches. Our strategy is divided into three categories: daily missional living; local missions involvement; and short/mid-term missions.

Daily Missional Living

Every FBP member is expected to be involved in daily missional living. This includes an active daily devotional life; involvement in a LifeGroup and Community Group; consistent corporate worship attendance; serving in and through a local FBP campus; sharing your faith with unbelievers; and practicing biblical stewardship of time, talents, and possessions.

Local Missions Involvement

Pre-requisite: Fulfillment of Daily Missional Living requirements. Local Missions Involvement may be short-term missions events or long-term ministries.

Mobile home park ministry

Description: Opportunities to serve through weekly Bible studies for adults and children.

Contact: Tom Langston (tomlangston@fbcmail.org)

Dogwood Mobile Home Park: Sundays and Wednesdays at 6:00 PM, contact Lisa Thomas (lisaparr12@gmail.com)

Gamble Mobile Home Park: Sundays at 5:00 PM and Wednesdays at 6:30 PM, contact Ron Kelley (kelleyrbm@comcast.net)

Oak Haven Mobile Home Park: Sundays and Wednesdays at 6:00 PM, contact Mark Rathjen (stmarkone@gmail.com)

Twilite Mobile Home Park: Sundays at 5:00 PM and Wednesdays at 6:00 PM, contact Rick Violet (rickviolet@gmail.com)

Greenview Village: Wednesdays at 6:00 PM, contact Andrew or Dominique Chitwood (chitwoodd3@gmail.com) 

Hispanic Ministry

Description: Opportunities to serve in various Bible studies in homes in North and West Knoxville.

Contact: Victor Baez, text (423) 273-1035

English as a Second Language (ESL)

Description: Volunteers will assist in leading an ESL class or assist with childcare.

Norwood Baptist Church: Sundays at 9:00 AM (1725 Wilson Road Knoxville), contact Chris Ogle (chris7ogle@yahoo.com)

Norwood Elementary School: Tuesdays from 5:30-7:00 PM (1909 Merchant Drive Knoxville), contact Janice Ramsey (jramsey124@comcast.net)

Disaster Relief

Description: Serving in conjunction with Tennessee Baptist Disaster Relief (tndisasterrelief.org).

Contact: Wayne Parker (hdwizard99@outlook.com)

street hope

Description: Street Hope’s mission is to eliminate the sexual exploitation and trafficking of children and provide safe environments to foster healing and hope through Jesus Christ (streethopetn.org).

Contact: Devin Payne (devin@streethopetn.org)

mission of hope

Description: Mission of Hope is a ministry that assists many of our less fortunate Appalachian neighbors with much-needed goods and resources (missionofhope.org).

Contact: Harold Kirk (oldkat23@hotmail.com)

cross ministries

Description: This is a local ministry involved in the distribution of Christian literature and resources locally and internationally.

Contact: Don Garrett (garrettdl@comcast.net)

women on mission

Description: A group of FBP women meet monthly to promote missions education and involvement.

Contact: Glinda Arnold, (865) 945-3366

choices resource center (CRC)

Description: CRC serves Knox, Anderson, and surrounding counties by sharing the love of Christ and providing life-giving alternatives for those in unplanned pregnancies and difficult life situations (choicesresource.com).

Contact: Christy Capps (christycapps4@gmail.com)

Trip Application

If you are interested in one of the trips above, please fill out the 2018 Mission Trip Application. Once you have filled out the form, you may scan and email the form to either suepowell@fbcpowell.org or tmcghee@fbcpowell.org or you may turn it in at the Church Office.

2018 Mission Trip Application Short

Short-Term Mission Efforts

Pre-requisite: Fulfillment of Daily Missional Living requirements. A short-term mission is an effort lasting less than 30 days.

Children’s bible ministry (CBM)

Description: Construction, maintenance, and ministry support in area camps. Participants pay their own expenses.

Camp Ozone: April 13-17, 2020

Tuckaleechee Retreat Center: March 22-27, 2020

TaPaWinGo: May 3-8, 2020

Contact: Don Rhodes (dlrhodes@comcast.net)



Description: Construction, roofing, remodeling, and ministry support in the Knox County Baptist Association camp. Participants pay their own expenses.

Dates: Various dates TBA in church bulletin

Contact: Howard Buhl (865) 548-7249

Int’l learning center (ILC)

Description: Prayer walking at the International Mission Board Missionary Training Center near Richmond, VA

Dates: ILC 120, February 7-9, 2020

Cost: $150

Team Size: 6

Contact: Tim McGhee (tmcghee@fbcmail.org)

guatemala 120 high school seniors

Description: Service and evangelism with local church plants.

Dates: March 14-21, 2020

Cost: $900

Team Size: 24

Contact: Brad Neal (bradneal@fbaeagles.org); Hunter Long (hunterlong@fbcmail.org)

guatemala 220 Adults

Description: Evangelism

Dates: July 19-25, 2020

Cost: $1,200

Team Size: 6

Contact: Eric Sams (ericsams@fbaeagles.org)

Salt Lake City 120 Students

Description: Evangelism, community service, and church planting with Awaken City Church.

Dates: June 26-July 4, 2020

Cost: $500

Team Size: 16

Contact: Hunter Long (hunterlong@fbcmail.org)

Family mission 120

Description: Families serving together doing evangelism and light construction/maintenance.

Dates: TBD

Cost: $500

Team Size: unlimited

Contact: Darin Mercer (darinmercer@fbcmail.org)

thailand Medical 120

Description: Medical clinics in rural areas, evangelism, and discipleship.

Dates: July 30-August 9, 2020

Cost: $1,400

Team Size: 6

Contact: Aaron Jones (atjones0626@gmail.com)

lost city 120

Description: Teams will assist in leading a retreat for pastors and their wives.

Dates: This trip has been postponed until further notice.

Cost: $1,300

Team Size: 4

Contact: Tim McGhee (tmcghee@fbcmail.org)

southern cross project – macau 120

Description: Scripture distribution, prayer walking, evangelism, and discipleship.

Dates: April 17-24, 2020

Cost: $1,400

Team Size: 8

Contact: Dick Buchanan (gracealone007@gmail.com)

Taiwan 120

Description: Lead VBS for two local churches to help in outreach in their communities.

Dates: July 16-26, 2020

Cost: $1,400

Team Size: 6

Contact: Janice Ramsey (jramsey124@comcast.net)

kenya 120

Description: Evangelism and discipleship working with James and Britney Maples.

Dates: June 13-22, 2020

Cost: $1,750

Team Size: 4

Contact: Tim McGhee (tmcghee@fbcmail.org)

kenya 220

Description: Evangelism, discipleship, and community care.

Dates: June 19-July 4, 2020

Cost: $1,750

Team Size: 4

Contact: Danny Amanns (dannyamanns@gmail.com)

Southeast Asia 

Description: Teams will serve alongside IMB and national partners training national believers in Any3 Evangelism and ongoing evangelistic Bible studies. Team members need to be physically able to be on their feet and willing to boldly share their faith.

Dates: SEA 120 postponed until further noticeSEA 220 TBD

Cost: $1,600

Team Size: 2

Contact: Chuck Ramsey (cramsey124@comcast.net)

Utah Cowboy Church 120

Description: Light Construction

Dates: TBD

Cost: $975

Team Size: 6 — Thanks to your willingness to serve, this team is now full!

Contact: Tim McGhee (tmcghee@fbcmail.org)