Listed below you will find our services and times. We welcome you to attend any or all of them.
Sunday School all ages: 9:30 am Sunday Morning 11:00 am Sunday Evening 6:00 pm
Normally the first Monday of each month 7:00 pm
Normally the fourth Monday of each month 7:00 pm
Rock the Smokies is back at Dollywood! Join us August 25th with Toby Mac, David Crowder, Zach Williams and Hollyn for a special day filled with worship music!
If you plan to attend and play an instrument, please bring it. Also, please car pool if at all possible. Parking is already limited and we have a maximum parking limit as well.
After the service we will be meeting in the picnic area for food and fellowship. Please bring food for your family as we will not be providing food for everyone.
This will be our evening service.
Southern Gospel Trio
And He said unto them, Follow me, and I will make you fishers of men.
Fall Back! Change the batteries in your smoke detectors.
In the year 2000, three friends stood in a living room in Morristown, TN, harmonizing their favorite hymns they had each grown up singing. After that evening, Sacred Calling began their music ministry consisting of Nicole Buchanan, Penny Shelnut, and Nikki Shaw. They traveled regionally throughout the southern states proclaiming the gospel of Christ with their testimonies and songs. Years of ministry brought changes as the girls went their separate ways at various times. Nikki moved back to her hometown in Georgia. Nicole became a CPA at a local accounting firm and Penny began singing alto with The Chuck Wagon Gang. Through it all, they all remained close and felt God wasn’t finished with Sacred Calling. Penny’s late Mother, Barbara Long, told her about a girl that she felt had a heart for The Lord with a beautiful voice. So one afternoon in 2010, Penny went and met Rachel Sellars Elkins. They became instant friends and soon God saw fit for Penny, Nicole and Rachel to reform Sacred Calling. In 2011 God allowed Nicole’s paths to cross with a long time friend, Andrew Alder, and invited him to come over to play the piano for the group. Andrew has been there ever since. We feel blessed to be called to this “Sacred Calling” and by Faith want to be ready to walk through the doors God opens before us.
Deep in the mountains of East Tennessee, you will find the small rural community of Locust Ridge. If you were to visit this area, there is a good chance if you stopped to talk with anyone, their last name would be Allen. The center of the community is a small church, Evan’s Chapel Baptist Church. It is more than just a white building on top of a hill; it is the place where the lives of Russell, Josh, Larry and Andy were molded and their desire to serve the Lord was fostered. Russell, Josh and Larry are all brothers and Andy is a long time friend that is as close as family! The brothers had been singing locally for a while when they asked Andy to come aboard as guitar player. All four men love music but make no mistake, this is a ministry to them. They have strong desire to let the Holy Spirit lead in services where they play. They each realize that when the Spirit moves, things will happen. Certainly, they hope folks like the music and they are all about having fun when it is time to have fun, but it is no show. God’s work is a serious business and Locust Ridge is serious about being reverent to God’s house and his calling. If the band could be summed up with one word, it would be “common.” Locust Ridge is comprised of common men with a common desire to serve the Lord!
Thank you for joining us! We don’t want fans we want friends, we all are one body in Christ with different ministries. We enjoy working for our Lord and glorifying Him!
Group members are Mitch and Carrie Galyon (Married), Danny Tuttle (Carrie’s 1st Cousin) and Greg Williams (just like family). Mitch plays upright bass, rhythm guitar, Danny plays lead guitar, Banjo and piano and Greg plays rhythm guitar, second lead guitar and upright bass. Our sole purpose is to be a blessing to our brothers and sisters in Christ and most of all glorify our Lord.