SHPC has a tradition of generously sharing our gifts, talents, time, and financial resources to promote the mission of our church.
Many individuals in our congregation actively participate in the outreach of 41 local benevolences supported by SHPC.

“Share with God’s people who are in need. Practice hospitality.” Romans 12:13


We support these missions/ministries with our benevolent monies
(click on an agency listed below to view their website):

Campus House of Prayer 

At the University of Tennessee, the Campus House of Prayer, or the CHOP, is a space where hundreds of students, dozens of campus ministries and churches of different denominations and backgrounds gather to seek God together and catalyze a movement for Christ on campus and in our city.

Children’s Nutrition Program of Haiti 

Children’s Nutrition Program of Haiti is a Haitian-led non-profit organization working to fight malnutrition and create sustainable solutions to end poverty in Haiti.

Compassion Coalition 

Compassion Coalition is a faith-based nonprofit in Knoxville, Tennessee. The Coalition currently consists of 231 churches in Knox County Tennessee that are committed to moving beyond the walls of our church buildings to be the compassionate presence of Christ in the midst of the poverty, pain, and brokenness of our community.

CONNECT Ministries 

C.O.N.N.E.C.T Ministries is a Christ centered” hands-on” community information networking resource center. This non-profit organization provides in-house services, network referrals, dissemination of information, “gap” programming, community organization, resumes, job readiness, employment searches, housing services and referrals for individuals who need help finding help.

Contact Care Line 

Contact Care Line has highly trained crisis-line specialist volunteers who are ready to provide compassionate, non-judgmental help for anyone needing emotional support. They will not tell you how to solve your problem, but will help you figure out what options you might have.

East Knox Free Medical Clinic 

All patients are treated fairly regardless of race, religion, or ability to pay.

Emerald Youth Foundation 

Emerald Youth utilizes a neighborhood ministry model in their work with young people and families across urban Knoxville.

Family Promise 

The mission of Family Promise is to help homeless and low-income families achieve sustainable independence through a community-based response.

FISH/Hospitality Pantry 

Hospitality Pantries, Inc., a non-profit, all-volunteer organization, currently provides food packages to more than 8,000 families each month from four Knoxville locations based where they are accessible to people most in need. In addition, more than 2000 families receive food bags each month from associate locations in Claiborne County and Knox County.

Florence Crittenton Agency 

The Florence Crittenton Agency operates residential and outpatient treatment programs on its 26-acre Knoxville campus, and has more than four decades of experience providing outreach programs in conjunction with schools, court systems, and other community partners. The Florence Crittenton Agency provides a range of programs and services to the community, organized into four broad categories.

Gideons International  

The Gideons International is an Association of Christian business and professional men and their wives dedicated to telling people about Jesus through associating together for service, sharing personal testimony, and by providing Bibles and New Testaments. While we are often recognized for our work with hotels, we also place and distribute Scriptures in strategic locations so they are available to those who want them, as well as to those who may not know they need them.

Habitat for Humanity 

Habitat for Humanity is an independent, nonprofit, ecumenical Christian ministry that partners with people of all beliefs. Knoxville Habitat for Humanity has been an affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International since 1985.

Impact Sports

Since 2006, Impact Sports International has been using sports to carry out the Great Commission that Jesus gave His followers: to make disciples and take His message of truth and redemption to the nations and everywhere in between. We are an interdenominational ministry with a burden to reach those at the “ends of the earth” who have never had the opportunity to hear the Good News for geographical, cultural, or legal reasons. We believe sports can bridge the language, cultural, social, economic, and political barriers to take the Gospel to places others cannot or will not go.

Interfaith Health Clinic 

Interfaith Health Clinic is a not-for-profit health care ministry that serves the low-income, working uninsured and under served. They have a caring team of health care professionals who want to help you stay healthy. Their small paid staff is joined by a large number of doctors, nurses, dentists, and other specialists who volunteer their time for you and your family.

Intervarsity/UT/Julian Reese 

This ministry promotes the renewal of the whole university as it focuses on graduate students and faculty while networking with various academic departments and other university entities to consider the Truth of Jesus Christ as He speaks to the various academic disciplines and to questions with which students are engaged

Jesus Is My Savior 

Jesus Is My Savior provides food, personal hygiene supplies, household cleaning supplies and spiritual needs to a community at risk.

Knox Area Rescue Ministries 

KARM provides emergency shelter and food to homeless men, women, and children and offers recovery services to those seeking a way out of drug and alcohol abuse.

Knoxville Intercity Kids Outreach 

KICKO takes the gospel to children living in Knoxville’s inner city. Its most visible feature is “Sidewalk SONday School” street ministry.

Knoxville Leadership Foundation/Amachi  

KLF focuses on five important components of community life to ensure overall health within the city: family, youth, housing, racial reconciliation, and economic development.

Knoxville Young Life

​Introducing adolescence to Jesus Christ and helping them grow in their faith. From a small town in Texas to the hallways of Knoxville high schools, leaders have been showing young people how much God cares about them by showing up in their world and sharing the message of God’s love through Jesus in ways and words they can understand and relate to since the 40’s.

Living Waters for the World

Living Water International exists to demonstrate the love of God by helping communities acquire desperately needed clean water, and to experience “living water”—the gospel of Jesus Christ—which alone satisfies the deepest thirst.

Locked Down on the Outside 

Locked Down on the Outside is a non-profit organization based in Knoxville, Tennessee, that tries to reach young people before they become incarcerated. The program is designed to engage our youth in a weekend of activities which include discipline, teamwork, and an introduction to Christ.

Office on Aging/Connecting Hearts 

Connecting Hearts provides extra help and companionship to Mobile Meals and Office on Aging clients who have been identified by program staff as extremely socially isolated and having limited access to food.

Reformed University Fellowship, Local 

The purpose of RUF is to build a community on the college campus that reaches students of divergent beliefs and doubts with the message of the gospel and equips them to love and serve Jesus and His church.

Reformed University Fellowship, International

RUF International is a UT organization that seeks to welcome students and scholars from around the world so that their experience here at UT is the best it can possibly be

Second Harvest Food Bank/Pond Gap Backpacks 

Second Harvest Food Bank of East Tennessee is leading the effort to compassionately feed East Tennessee’s hungry and engage the community in the fight against hunger.

Steps House 

For 25 years, Steps House has been affectionately referred to as “The Home of Unconditional Love.” With its founding principles of integrity, love, compassion, and a deep desire to help others, Steps House has opened its doors to thousands of men and women who sought refuge from the devastation caused by the disease of addiction and the ravages of homelessness.

Team Expansion/Syrian Refugees 

The goal of Team Expansion is to provide both physical and spiritual necessities to refugees. This outreach has been in partnership with the local church since its beginning in 2012. Team Expansion’s mission is to serve with love and compassion, showing refugees who Christ is through action.

Thrive-Lonsdale (formerly Soar) 

Thrive ministers to at-risk youth in the Lonsdale area to share the Gospel through relationships anchored in the love of Christ. The goal is to accomplish this through three main programs: Thrive Afterschool, Thrive Summer, and Mentoring.

UKirk UTK 

UKirk (meaning “University Church”) is a 501(c)(3), not for profit, network of ministries supported by the Presbyterian Church (USA). We are charged with reaching, loving, and teaching college students so they may be lifelong followers of Jesus Christ. The Presbyterian Center is an historic house located just next to Presidential Courtyard. Their doors are open from 8am until 11pm each weekday during the school year for students to come by and hang out.

UT Medical Center Chaplain Training 

The Department of Pastoral Care provides spiritual and emotional care for patients, families, staff and visitors at The University of Tennessee Medical Center. Chaplains understand that assisting with spiritual and emotional needs is an important part of caring for the whole person. Care is available to people of all faiths. Through clinical pastoral care, chaplains demonstrate the spiritual dimension of the hospital’s mission and strengthen the relationship between the medical center and religious communities at large.

Vine International 

Vine began as a way to help people. The mission of Vine International started by stuffing vehicles with donated medical supplies and driving them down to Guatemala where the need was overwhelming. All these years later, they still are working hard to help people in need and learning how to be more effective – they are able to get more supplies to more people who need them, for less money.

Volunteer Ministry Center 

VMC is striving to end homelessness by utilizing case management and permanent supportive housing, and to prevent homelessness by providing a variety of prevention services including Minvilla Manor.

Wears Valley Ranch 

Wears Valley Ranch offers a Christian home, education, and counseling to children from families in crisis. Their vision is to see each child inspired to follow Christ, healed from the past, and equipped to reach their full potential. For up to 32 children, the Ranch provides year-round, Christ-centered homes complete with loving house parent couples and college-age mentors who give spiritual, physical and emotional support. The children also receive intensive individualized counseling from counselors.


YOKE impacts middle school students by equipping passionate, faithful mentors to help those students discover their identity and purpose in Christ. Founded in Knoxville in 1977, YOKE now has programs at 30 schools across Knox, Anderson, Blount, Jefferson, and Grainger Counties. YOKE helps transform communities through four primary areas of impact: mentoring middle school students, equipping young leaders, engaging local churches, and enriching local schools.

SHPC “In-House” Ministries:

Community Luncheons

Disaster Relief Fund

Haiti Medical Mission Trip

Knox Area Rescue Mission (KARM) Meals

Pastor’s Fund for local needs

SHEEP Scholarships

Volunteer Ministry Meals 

For more information, contact Margaret Ritchie, Committee Chair at