Joni and Friends Tennessee

Joni and Friends envisions a world where every person with a disability finds hope, dignity, and their place in the body of Christ. Locally we do this by reaching people where they live, caring for them where they are, and connecting those with disabilities where God wants them to be – knowing him personally in a local Christ-honoring church.

Joni and Friends Tennessee serves through offices based in Knoxville and Nashville.

Reach. Care. Connect.

News, Stories & Inspiration

Growing the Body of Christ One Wheelchair at a Time

By Joni and Friends | July 27, 2021

Our Joni and Friends Tennessee team just got back from delivering wheelchairs and sharing the Gospel in Guatemala. 13-year-old Ella received a new, custom-fitted wheelchair during our Wheels for the World outreach, giving her and her mother new reasons to smile! Ella is paralyzed from the waist down. She suffers from chronic pain and from…

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Tragedy Turned Into Triumph!

By Joni and Friends | June 26, 2021

“You have delivered me from all my troubles, and my eyes have looked in triumph on my foes.” Psalm 54:7 Almost 20 years in the Army and three combat deployments means that Andrew has seen and experienced trauma on a scale most of us will never be able to imagine. There are many coping mechanisms…

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True Friendship in Tennessee

By Joni and Friends | March 16, 2021

As COVID-19 regulations and their accompanying feelings of isolation continue to be an ever–present reality, our Family Plus Zoom calls are a lifeline for many. Individuals and families impacted by disability who would otherwise have no connections to the outside world at all are finding fellowship, community and hope through Family Plus. Joni and Friends Tennessee hosts these monthly Zoom calls for special needs families in the…

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Miracles Through Music in Tennessee

By Joni and Friends | February 27, 2021

“Where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom!” 2 Corinthians 3:17 Joni and Friends Tennessee wanted to find creative ways to help the combat veterans at our Warrior Getaway express the guilt, shame and regret buried deep within their souls after returning home from war, so we brought in award-winning songwriters from Nashville…

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A Brand-New Year of Ministry!

By Joni Eareckson-Tada | January 21, 2021

“Behold, I am doing a new thing!” says the Lord. “Now it springs up; do you not perceive it?” Isaiah 43:19 It’s a New Year filled with God’s provision and new beginnings! I know we’ve all had our share of hardships in 2020, but now, here at Joni and Friends, we’re rolling up our sleeves…

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Our New Friend Winston

By Joni and Friends | January 24, 2017

Whenever I travel, I ask my friends to pray for folks that we often meet along the way. In October, I took a trip to Tennessee for some speaking engagements.  Well, you can’t go to the south without eating at a Cracker Barrel, and while there, Winston an 87-year-old widower who survived the Korean War,…

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Gabe’s Baptism

By Joni and Friends | May 24, 2016

My friend Darlene serves at a thriving disability ministry at Manley Baptist Church in Morristown, TN. Over the past 13 years, Darlene has seen so many people with disabilities come to a thriving relationship with Christ — people like Gabe Hubbard. Gabe has cerebral palsy and faces other challenges as well. For six months, Gabe…

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Phone: (865) 540-3860 
Fax: (865) 246-3865

Joni and Friends Tennessee
410 S Northshore Drive 
Knoxville, TN 37919 

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