Reaching students who reach Knoxville

Wednesday Nights

Middle School Worship Service
Apex // 6pm

High School Worship Service
Apex // 7pm


Elevate Groups are usually made up of about 5-10 students divided by gender and grade who meet weekly either on Wednesday nights or Sunday mornings. The groups talk about questions relating to the series that they have been walking through in large group on Wednesday nights. The groups are led by committed and invested volunteers who care deeply for their students.

Sundays // 8:15, 9:30, 11am
Middle School // Epicenter
High School // Apex

Weekday Groups

Want to join a group that meets during the week? Awesome! We have those too!


Student Choir is made up of middle school and high school students who meet on Sunday nights at 6pm on the Main Campus. Students in choir sing together on occasion in the worship service on Sunday nights and also play an important roll in Christmas at Sevier Heights in December.

Sunday Nights // 6pm


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  • Matt Gooch

    Matthew Gooch

    Middle School Pastor

  • Andy Langston

    Andy Langston

    High School Associate

  • Eric Palmer

    Eric Palmer

    High School Pastor

Matt Gooch

Matthew Gooch

Middle School Pastor

Originally from Hendersonville, Tennessee, Matthew moved to Knoxville to attend the University of Tennessee and graduated in May of 2015 with an undergrad in accounting. He’s currently doing grad work with Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. Matthew loves the time he gets to invest here with the students and has a heart to reach Knoxville with the Gospel of Christ.

Andy Langston

Andy Langston

High School Associate

Andy is a Knoxville native. He loves the Vols, reading, and traveling to new places. Andy is an alum of the University of Tennessee where he holds a Bachelor’s of Science in Business Administration and he’s currently finishing a Master’s of Divinity degree from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. Andy’s heart is to see students take the next step in their faith and grow to trust Jesus more.

Eric Palmer

Eric Palmer

High School Pastor

Eric was born and raised in Knoxville. He has been married to his wife, Liz, since 1999, and is blessed with two wonderful kids, Gracie and Matthew. Before stepping into his current role, Eric taught History and Geography for twelve years at the middle and high school level. In his free time, Eric enjoys hiking, fishing, mountain biking, and spending time with his family. Eric’s prayer is to see students love and follow God and lead others to do the same.


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