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Serve Your City

The Great Commission (Matthew 28:18–20) was given to the church and is to be carried out in our own community and around the world. Our desire is to be a regional church that serves the cities and communities where we live, work, and go to school. The local church should not consume from the community but instead should give back in many different ways as we carry the gospel message to our neighbors. Our mission is to bring the light of the gospel to our community through personal evangelism and to serve others in the name of Jesus. We believe God has called us to reach our community and to reach the nations. So we do not prioritize one over the other - the mission of the church is both local and global at the same time.

Local Missions Ministries

TCBC provides local missions opportunities to meet needs in our city and engage the lost with the good news of the gospel.

City Ministries

TCBC’s inner city ministries host community outreach events on the third Saturday of every month.

Food Box Distribution Every month TCBC teams deliver food boxes in the Keystone and Memorial Park communities of Johnson City. Residents receiving food boxes are often open to talking about spiritual needs and letting us pray for them, which opens the door for gospel conversations.

When: 10:00 am on the third Saturday of each month
Memorial Park (college teams): Contact Jeremy Bledsoe

Bible Study and Fellowship Every month TCBC teams host an event for adults and kids living in the Keystone community of Johnson City. Residents gather for fellowship and a light meal, followed by a Bible study for adults and fun learning time for kids. In this setting our church family can talk with and get to know residents better, and also aid their spiritual growth through worship and study.

When: 6:00 pm on the third Saturday of every month


Adopt-a-Block Every month TCBC teams deliver food boxes and build relationships with residents of the Cloud Community in Kingsport. There are no special skills required; simply loving on people!

When: 10:00 am on the third Saturday of each month

Contact Tom Carter

Food Pantry and Clothes Closet

The Food Pantry and Clothes Closet operate at 367 Hog Hollow Rd, Gray, TN and serves families twice monthly.

Food Pantry The team serves at various times throughout the week to greet families, shop for food and stock the pantry.

When: 4:00 to 5:30 pm on the first and third Thursday of each month.

Donations and Collections

Clothes Closet The Clothes Closet operates in tandem with the Food Pantry. This team organizes clothing donations by size, folds clothing and arranges items for display. The team also packs clothing into mobile cartons that are taken to local communities for distribution.

Donations and Collections

Sanctity of Life

TCBC upholds the teaching of scripture, that every person is created in the image of God, therefore every life is to be cherished. We speak for, defend and care for the weak and those unable to help themselves.

Sanctity of Life: Foster Care and Adoption The Sanctity of Life team serves families considering adoption or foster care. This experienced team guides families to resources and organizes occasional events, training and donation drives to raise awareness of the orphan crisis. We partner with Bethany Christian Services , the largest Christian adoption agency in the world.

Contact Mick and Jodie Funderburg

Safe Families Safe Families for Children  expands the community safety net by providing parents in need with mentoring relationships and tangible support in times of crisis. Safe Families for Children believes children will be safe and well cared for if families in crisis have a network of support. The program provides opportunities to serve as a host family or provide babysitting, transportation, and respite care for host families. Meeting needs for diapers, meals, beds, clothing, etc. is also a great help to host families. 

Contact Mick and Jodie Funderburg

Local Partners
Johnson City Housing Authority Opportunities include serving families with food boxes, tutoring elementary kids after-school and mentoring young adults at the Keystone community.  

Church Mobilization Network This network connects local churches and non-profit organizations to help meet various needs of people in the Tri-Cities region.

Bethany Christian Services The Sanctity of Life team connects Tri-Cities families with adoption, foster care, and crisis pregnancy programs offered through Bethany Services.

Crosslife Church TCBC is the local sponsor for this church plant in Johnson City.

Sullivan Baptist Association TCBC partners with other like-minded churches locally to reach more people with the gospel through church planting, church revitalization, and church networking.