Multi-Purpose Building (Gymnasium, Kitchen, Offices, Classrooms)
This addition represents the first major building expansion to a ministry that was started by the Knox County Association of Baptists in 1965 to serve an under-privileged community in the Knoxville area. Intended to provide for the physical, mental, and spiritual growing of the individuals it serves, it expands on the current mission and ministries of the center.
The addition includes three levels, two of which tie directly into the two existing levels. The lowest level houses a multi-purpose space and performance platform with adjacent commercial kitchen to serve both recreational and assembly needs. Also included on the lower level are bathrooms, a weight room, and storage to facilitate the multiple functions included within the facility. The second, main street level includes administrative offices and a free clinic to accommodate the local community. The upper level includes classrooms and meeting rooms for after school tutoring, job skills training, leadership development, bible study, and lifelong learning opportunities to improve the future of participants.
This addition will supplement the current food and clothing ministries and expand the leadership, recreational discipleship training, and worship capabilities. Western Heights is partnered with Helen Ross McNabb Center, Second Harvest Food Bank, Carson Newman College Nursing Dept., Child and Family Services, Angelic Ministries, Hope Resource Center, and many area churches to serve others for the glory of God.
If you would like to learn more about the Western Heights Baptist Center and their mission please visit their website for details.