Church partnerships are vital to KARM.

Church partners are so essential to KARM’s ministry they are part of our Core Values. We are Church and Volunteer Rooted.

Because serving the poor and needy is a call to the Church and therefore, God’s people, we seek to be a place where His people can use their God-given gifts and talents to fulfill that call. As such, we seek to engage volunteers from local churches in every aspect of the ministry.

For more information about how your church can partner with KARM to be the hands and feet of Jesus to our neighbors struggling with homelessness, call Mark Roberts at 865-230-3398 or email him at

KARM is a place where your church family can find a variety of ways to be involved and help meet the needs of our community’s most vulnerable people.


As a church family, remember to regularly pray for KARM’s guests, volunteers and staff. Click the button below to learn more.


Share the love of Christ through volunteering at KARM as a church body. Click the button below to learn more.

KARM Stores

KARM Stores’ Corners of Your Field program is specifically designed to partner with churches. Your church will receive store credits for donations made by your members.


Designate KARM in your ongoing missions budget or support KARM through donation drives for food, toiletries or other items on our KARM Needs List. Click the button below to learn more.