Senior Adult Ministries

We enthusiastically reach out to include all (aged fifty-five and above) who are looking for Christian fellowship, discipleship, and ministry opportunities.
We senior adults experience blessings daily through using our abilities and resources to share God’s love in our church, community, and elsewhere.  Where we find needs and see God at work, we consider it our privilege to follow Him in ministry.


Bereavement Ministries 
Ministry to senior adults who have lost spouses and/or family members.
A ministry of prayer and concern for senior adults, who may not also be included on the church “Hospital Visitation & Prayer” list.

Worship leadership offered at Brookdale on Sunday mornings.

In Home  Ministries
A collection of ministries to senior adults who are are unable to attend regular church services and/or senior adult fellowship activities.
Adult Literacy is helping each individual to learn to read through instructional learning at their own pace.
We reach out to the surrounding community, to include those who do not have a Christian fellowship or ministry program.
Provides opportunities to learn and develop new skills which improve personal wellness.

With an aim of better preparing senior adults for the aging process, through physical activities and planned programs.


Senior Adult JOY Ministry

The JOY Fellowship reaches more than 150 senior adults through dinner programs.  There are also game nights, recreational opportunities and trips.  Regular programs are usually planned for the 4th Thursday of the months of February, April, June, August, and October. These meetings offer opportunities for personal enrichment, inspiration, entertainment, and socialization. The Messenger newsletter provides detailed information of all Senior Adult Ministry activities.  See the latest edition coming in mid January 2018 (click here)


One of the most enjoyable aspects of Senior Adult Ministry is the opportunity to take interesting trips together.  Travelling together has created wonderful bonds within our fellowship.

The trips have varied in length, from one day to a week, and in distance from just a few miles to several hundred.  We have travelled by church van, church bus and commercial tour bus.

JOY Choir

The JOY Choir celebrates its faith through music and fellowship.  Our group is committed to growing musically and spiritually through weekly rehearsals, participation in worship and concerts.  We have sung for all the local nursing homes and adult care facilities, for outreach events, for the Tennessee Senior Adult Conference, and for worship services in several states.  The JOY Choir is directed by Tony Martin and accompanied by Julie Cardwell.


Senior Adult Staff



Gene Elliott 423- 232-2364 email Gene
Executive Pastor
Tim Tapp 423- 232-2377 email Tim
Congrational Care and Outreach Pastor
Amy Otto 423-926-7121 email Amy
Ministry Assistant
Tony Martin 423-232-2374  email Tony
Worship Pastor