Frequently Asked Questions

VISITING A NEW CHURCH CAN BE REALLY OVERWHELMING.
WE WANT TO EASE THAT FEELING AS MUCH AS POSSIBLE!
Here’s some information that should make your first visit a comfortable experience and allow you to turn your attention to God’s word instead of spending it on figuring out our routine.

How do I get to Oak Ridge Baptist Church?

How do I get to Oak Ridge Baptist Church?

Oak Ridge Baptist is located on Bethel Valley Road just inside Oak Ridge next to the Oak Ridge Memorial Gardens cemetery.

  • From Oak Ridge, Take Illinois Ave towards Knoxville. Follow the Bethel Valley Road Exit off to the right. Bear left and go under S. Illinois Ave. Oak Ridge Baptist Church will be on your left.
  • From Knoxville, Travel Pellissippi Parkway until it turns into S. Illinois Ave at Oak Ridge city limits. Take the Bethel Valley Road Exit. Turn right at second intersection Oak Ridge Baptist Church is straight ahead.

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What time are the services?

Sunday Schedule
Sunday School - 10:00 am
Worship Service & Children's Church - 11:00 am
Evening Service & Children's Church - 6:00 pm

Wednesday Schedule
Kids4Truth Children's Program - 6:45 pm
Teen CrossTraining - 7:00 pm
Adult Bible Study - 7:00 pm

What are the services like?

Our worship services are a time of joyful worship and praise, with a variety of hymns and new songs provided by our choir and other musicians. Our music is God-focused, vibrant and alive. For the preaching, Pastor Bobby preaches Bible-based messages that are timely and applicable. Copies of his messages are available for download or can be requested on audio CD.

At the end of the services, Pastor Bobby typically invites the congregation to respond to the message - to accept Christ as Savior, to make a spiritual decision, or simply to pray. Counseling is available during this time as well.

Services generally last 1 hour and 20 minutes.

What happens when I arrive?

Friendly greeters will meet you at the door. They can direct you to the auditorium, classrooms, or nurseries. Our building is a one floor fully accessible facility. Greeters and ushers will be happy to answer any questions you may have during your visit. Information is available from any usher in the lobby.

What is available for infants, toddlers, children and teenagers?

There are well-equipped, fully-supervised nurseries to care for infants and toddlers for all services.

Classes are available for children through 6th grade during our Sunday School hour. Junior and senior high teens meet as part of Oak Ridge's dynamic Youth Group program called The Oak.

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How can I learn more about Oak Ridge Baptist Church?

Attending a service or class is a good start. Fill out a visitor card and one of the pastors will gladly contact you. Also, friendly people are everywhere to answer your questions and provide you with information about Oak Ridge's ministries and events.

If you are interested in becoming a member of Oak Ridge Baptist, or if you want more of an in-depth look at the ministries here, the Next Step Class is for you. It is a class that meets on selected Sunday mornings at 10:00am in Pastor Bobby's office.