9956 Dutchtown Road,
Knoxville, TN 37923
A SOUTHERN BAPTIST CONVENTION AFFILIATE
Grace Covenant Baptist Church was founded in January 1993 with the vision of establishing a Bible-believing church and Christian school that would provide an affordable Christian education for interested families. Rev. Dr. Alan Smith was called to serve as Administrative Pastor and has continued to serve since the church’s inception. His wife, Deborah, Director of the weekday early childhood education programs, oversees our Pre-K program (ages 3 thru 5), After School program (grades K thru 5) serving Ball Camp, Cedar Bluff and Hardin Valley Schools, and Grace Covenant Baptist Academy, serving students in grades K thru 6. They have three grown children and three grandchildren. Both Dr. and Mrs. Smith grew up in the Knoxville area where they attended West High School. Both are children of Southern Baptist ministers. Dr. Smith is the son of the late Rev. Taylor Smith and Deborah is the daughter of the late Rev. James R. Stroud.
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About our Church and Christian School
in Knoxville, TN
Grace Covenant Baptist Church is affiliated with the Southern Baptist Convention located in Augusta, Georgia. Since its beginning in 1945, the Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) has grown to a membership of over 16 million members that worship weekly in more than 45,000 Southern Baptist churches across the United States. We are proud to be a Southern Baptist Convention affiliate church because of its vision of missions across the United States and around the world. The SBC supports approximately 5,000 missionaries across the United States and its territories, including Canada and the Caribbean. In addition to these mission endeavors, the Southern Baptist Convention has over 5,000 missionaries serving in 153 nations around the world.
People from various church backgrounds attend Grace Covenant Baptist Church, a conservative Bible-believing Baptist church in Knoxville, TN. Therefore, the church seeks to present the teachings of the Bible in our small groups and Christian school in Knoxville TN in a manner that all who attend may understand the important truths of the Bible, and through that understanding, apply those truths in a practical application for daily living.
At Grace Covenant Baptist Church, you will find the weekly worship services somewhat informal, yet orderly and reverent. Our focus in worship is not upon religion, but rather upon one’s personal relationship with Jesus Christ. Therefore, when the church gathers in celebrative worship, those attending enter into worship recognizing the presence of God, bringing to Him their offerings of praise, desiring to know Him more deeply and intimately, quietly listening to His voice through the message from God’s Word, and then departing with a spirit of encouragement and determination to victoriously live out that personal relationship with Jesus Christ.
A ministry of Grace Covenant Baptist Church is Grace Covenant Baptist Academy. The mission of Grace Covenant Baptist Academy is to partner with families in providing a superior, Christian education consistent with Biblical principles, within a secure, loving environment, recognizing God as the source of all life and truth, and leading students to discover their individual gifts for spiritual, social, emotional and intellectual development, thereby equipping students for the pursuit of excellence and integrity under the Lordship of Christ. Grace Covenant Baptist Academy provides a quality education through state licensed teachers at an affordable cost for your family.
Rev. Dr. Alan and Deborah Smith