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Our Ministry Life

Oak Ridge Baptist Church desires that every member be active in ministry with their God-given spiritual gifts. A beautiful fellowship emerges that is declaring Christ in the community and developing believers in the Church. Ministry in the church takes on many different looks. Over 80% of church members are involved in at least one ministry. Ministry outside the church includes serving in areas like Choices Resource Center, Community crisis pregnancy center; KARM (Knoxville Area Rescue Ministries); DCS (Department of Children Services); and several other community-related activities. Ministry inside the church is also vitally important. There are many ways in which discipleship within the church occurs.

  • Adults


    During the Sunday School hour, ORBC offers age specific classes and groups for everyone. Each class is designed to effectively, practically and sincerely teach God's Word with a specific age group in mind.


    Ages: 20s & Singles
    Where: Classroom off the lobby
    Made up of college age and career age singles, this class enjoys studying the Bible in a discussion format and also enjoys participating in class ministries and many out of class events. Gerry and Jackie Klima lead this exciting class.


    Ages: 20s-40s Couples
    Where: Fellowship Hall
    Brad Zockoll teaches our Marriage Builders class for young couples. The curriculum opens up opportunities for discussion about applying God's Word in family settings, neighborhoods, and work places. This Marriage Builders class offers many opportunities for spiritual growth outside the class with ministry outings, fellowships, and men's Bible studies.


    Ages: 40s and 50s
    Where: Main Hallway first door on the left
    Ken Herwig teaches a class for those in their 40's and 50's in the fellowship hall. The practical lessons invite much lively discussion and the fellowship time builds relationships.


    Ages: Senior Adults
    Where: Auditorium
    The auditorium makes a nice setting for the senior adult class team taught by Dr. Bruce Woodworth. The curriculum based study is rich and practical. Friendships have been developed in this class that complement the ministry of the teaching.


    Ages: Anyone
    Where: Pastor Bobby's Office
    Pastor Bobby offers a class for those interested in learning more about the church. It meets the first Sunday of the month during Sunday School in his office. It gives the pastor an informal opportunity to meet with new families and talk about the history of ORBC, the ministry opportunities of ORBC and the exciting vision for the future.

  • StudentsStudents



    Ages: Teens (Grades 7th-12th)
    Where: Wing off the Fellowship Hall

    The teen student ministry meets every Sunday morning at 10am and Wednesday night at 7pm. Anyone grades 7th-12th are welcome to join Pastor Jeremy as he leads exciting study of God's word that emphasizes Biblical knowledge that leads to heart change.

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  • Children


    Oak Ridge Baptist Church loves families! Our heart is to train and guide your children to be the most for God!

    From Kids4Truth, to summer programs, from Vacation Bible School to Sunday School and even to our dynamic Children's Church, we want to give your child as many opportunities to hear the Word of God as we can. Bring your child, and rest assured that they will be given strong Bible teaching, Christ-centered love, and a safe arena to take it all in.

    Infants, Walkers & Preschool

    For every service, our clean, updated infant nursery provides professional and sincere care for your birth to 18 months old. The walkers program mixes great fun times of bible stories, singing and game time for 18 month through the age of 2. The Preschool class is made up of 3 & 4 year old students who are met weekly with teachers that have prepared a lesson just for them.

    Sunday Mornings at 10am

    Age-graded classes are available for children to hear the word of God in friendly and inviting surroundings. Each class is led by a teacher that loves their students and teaches from curriculum that accurately and practically opens the Bible to them at their level of understanding. ORBC offers three Sunday School classes for children–Pre-Primaries, Primaries and Juniors. Classrooms are clearly marked down our main hallway.

    Wednesday Nights at 6:45pm

    All kids 3 years old through 6th grade are welcome to join us Wednesday nights for Kids4Truth Clubs! We meet from 6:45pm—8:15pm in the Kids4Truth Room (Fellowship Hall). Parents are welcome to stay or can join the adult Bible Study in the auditorium.