Mark and Tracy Kirk moved to Knoxville in June of 1997, after hearing the call of God to come here and plant a Bible teaching church that would minister to and love the people of this community. In the beginning times were lean, as Mark waited tables to earn a living for his family while teaching a weekly Bible study. Initially, the Bible study began in the clubhouse of a local apartment complex, but would later move into a residential home in an affluent area of Knoxville. After meeting in this home for a year and a half and having an average attendance of about 90 people, it was time for another move.
Learn more about our beliefs here at Calvary Knoxville. What we believe about God, the Bible, the Holy Spirit, Jesus and the role of the church. Also, discover what our philosophy of ministry is. Our essentials document gives a detailed explanation of what we believe and what the Bible has to say about several issues regarding the church and living this life for Christ.