Riverview Baptist Church in Loudon has seen growth in many ways since the Rev. Gene Farmer became pastor in 2009.

Loudon County Baptist Association has been working through the COVID-19 pandemic to launch a ministry for displaced children.

Local residents came together last week to celebrate National Day of Prayer, although they gathered virtually.

As the state slowly begins to reopen, local churches are following their own timeline to best determine when congregations can make their way back into the building for services.

With uncertainty surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic, some local churches have been forced to table international and domestic mission trips and find new ways to help others.

Thanks to help from the community, a couple of members of Blairland Baptist Church in Loudon will go on mission to Honduras.


New Providence Baptist Church near Loudon is trying to spread a little hope at a time when so much is unknown.

Loudon Public Library partnered with Loudon United Methodist Church to deliver gift bags and provide a little cheer.

Lenoir City Seventh-day Adventist Church is looking for new ways to hold its weekly Sabbath School while everyone is kept at home at least through April 30.

The Rev. David Latham is no stranger to serving the Lord, having been a pastor for more than four decades.

While most churches in the area are streaming services online or through radio broadcasts, some are finding ways to be together while maintaining social distancing guidelines set by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Evan Nester is coming up on his third year as family ministries director at Central United Methodist Church in Lenoir City, and he’s already made a ministry impact.

With Easter Sunday days away, local churches are having to decide when and if they plan to hold a special service.

Despite canceling in-person services, First Presbyterian Church in Lenoir City plans on continuing its community garden.

Small churches in the area are facing financial struggles as COVID-19 continues to limit face-to-face interactions.

COVID-19 has pushed churches all over Loudon County to shut their doors to the public, but many leaders are doing what they can to keep the spirit alive in their congregations in a time where face-to-face interactions are limited.


Blairland Baptist Church members tried to do their part over the weekend for a community in need.


Women came together for most of Saturday at First Baptist Church in Lenoir City in hopes of getting better prepared for self-defense.

Gospel hymns carried through Old Time Gospel Baptist Church’s sanctuary Friday as members finished a weeklong revival that the Rev. Junior Ward hopes got them ready to continue serving the Lord.

Men of all ages gathered Friday for “Feast and Fuel” at Two Rivers Church in Lenoir City.

Community Baptist Church of Lenoir City is taking outreach to the next level.

The Friendship Kitchen continues to help those in need of fresh meals, but still seeks volunteers.

For many Christians in Loudon County, Ash Wednesday serves as an opportunity to prepare for Easter Sunday.

First Baptist Church in Lenoir City opened its doors to the community Saturday for the annual wild game supper and sportsmen’s banquet, a tradition that has been ongoing nearly two decades.

St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church in Lenoir City hosted Saturday the third annual diocesan women’s conference.

Refuge Church at Pleasant Hill in Lenoir City has started a new apologetics study in hopes of helping Christians defend their faith.

Members of the Community Church at Tellico Village celebrated pastor John Orr’s 10th year of service Sunday.

Strengthening marriages was the focus Friday and Saturday in Pigeon Forge for Sixth Avenue Church of God’s annual Heart to Heart marriage retreat.

The Loudon County Baptist Association and affiliated churches are again collecting cereal for the Tennessee Baptist Children’s Homes.


Central United Methodist Church is trying a new approach to hopefully one day reach people who don’t know Christ.

The Parkinson’s disease exercise group that meets at the Community Church at Tellico Village is built around support, growth and wellness by people who suffer from the disease.

Families gathered in the Two Rivers Church sanctuary Jan. 22 for what they hoped would be a peaceful time to worship the Lord.


In one way or another, the Rev. Eddie Click has had a presence in the community for decades.

Once a month members of First Presbyterian Church in Lenoir City gather in the fellowship hall to simply talk and eat for a couple hours.


Two youth are making a big impact weekly at First Church of God in Lenoir City.

Moving to Tennessee was never in the plans for the Rev. Brian Truog, 63, but God had other ideas.

The mission of The Order of the Daughters of the King is specific and simple for the local St. Bridget chapter at the Episcopal Church of the Resurrection.

For the next eight weeks, basketball and cheerleading will take over the gymnasium at Blairland Baptist Church in Loudon.

With driving music flooding the gymnasium at First Baptist Church in Lenoir City, women gathered excitedly to welcome the new year with some fun and exercise.

Numerous Loudon County churches celebrated the arrival of the Christ child with candlelight services on Christmas Eve.

Members of Faith Fellowship Cumberland Presbyterian Church early Saturday morning scooped home-cooked casseroles and sides into to-go boxes in preparation for the monthly senior mobile meal mission.

Although the temperature was cold, those standing outside near Loudon Cumberland Presbyterian Church were warmed by love Thursday and Friday as they gave drivers a glimpse at a unique nativity scene.

Members of Lenoir City’s Refuge Church at Pleasant Hill headed to Bledsoe, Ky., on Friday to spread the message of Jesus and provide gifts for students at Green Hills Elementary School.