KNOXVILLE— Twenty minutes away from campus, on Alcoa Highway in Knoxville, exists a church that has grown dramatically within the past ten years. They’re known for who they are and what they value, and more importantly, who they place at their center of attention. This church is Sevier Heights.

Johnson University student expresses her love for Sevier Heights

Johnson University student expresses her love for Sevier Heights

Sevier Heights Baptist Church is one of Knoxville’s more recognized churches in the area. They have one Main Campus on Alcoa Highway, and a North Campus a little down the road. Sevier Heights, North Campus is the newest edition to the Sevier Heights establishment. It began Jan 12, 2014.

Sevier Heights places what they value at a high priority. Sevier Heights builds on the values that matter and that uniquely show the purpose and personality of Jesus Christ. To them, investing in one’s worth in Jesus Christ is more important than numbers on a page.

Fellow Johnson University student, Yeni Martinez, is a consistent Sevier Heights, North Campus attender. “In my eyes, Sevier Heights offers a different worship style than most churches,” Martinez said. “They offer a sense of community. I came from a church where they focused on only the members inside the church, rather than reaching out to the lost.”

Yeni Martinez shows her appreciation to Sevier Heights in words

Yeni Martinez shows her appreciation to Sevier Heights in words

Martinez will continue to go to Sevier Heights, North Campus as a regular attendee. She will also be there over the summer break.

Junior, Olivia Ingmire, is also a constant member at Sevier Heights, North Campus. She is from a mega-church in Savannah, Georgia, so she relates closely to Sevier Heights. “Sevier Heights is much like my home church in Savannah. I am starting to become more connected to Sevier Heights, just like I was in Savannah,” Ingmire said. “I feel as if Sevier Heights is a place where I can become closer to God in my own way. I have gone to other churches in the area before, but I always find myself going back to Sevier Heights.”

Both Ingmire and Martinez both agree that Sevier Heights could be summed up in one word: love.

 For Sevier Heights, the life-blood of the church is reaching out to those who do not know Jesus Christ. Sevier Heights uses several passages throughout the Bible that quote Christ; furthermore, these passages help relate back to the community on daily life and to how Jesus would want His followers now to live.

The North Campus for Sevier Heights is currently going through a mini-series entitled: Re-Think Generosity

The North Campus for Sevier Heights is currently going through a mini-series entitled: Re-Think Generosity

Currently, Sevier Heights, North Campus is on a mini-series entitled: Re-Think Generosity. This series is going through the steps that it takes to change one’s mindset to think more like Jesus. Those steps include such things like thoughts, money management, and even time.

Sevier Heights Baptist Church announced three weeks ago that the entire establishment had finally become debt-free, which is a great challenge the church had been undertaking for several years.

The North Campus Pastor for Sevier Heights is Tim Miller. For Tim Miller, he finds inspiration in baptisms and seeing a team work together to accomplish God-sized tasks. The Senior Pastor for the Main Campus at Sevier Heights is Dr. Hollie Miller. Hollie Miller works hard in his everyday tasks to keep Sevier Heights at the center of God’s will.

Sevier Heights can be contacted from their email, info@sevierheights.org, or their phone number, 865-577-4222. Service hours for Sevier Heights, Main Campus are Sundays at 9:30, 11:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. Service Hours for Sevier Heights, North Campus are Sundays at 9:30 and 11:00 a.m. Sevier Heights, North Campus also offers a nightly service every Sunday at 8 p.m. This nightly service is geared more towards college-aged students.

Posted by abbeywhitaker

Discovered passion for writing and reporting at a young age. Grew up in the small town of Rushville, Indiana. Johnson University student since 2015.

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