Central Baptist Bearden
Saturday, February 25, 2017
Imani Church
Imani African Community Church
A Ministry Partner of Central Baptist Bearden
Located at:
1336 Callahan Drive
Knoxville, TN 37912
Tel (865) 246-9096
Dr. Peter W. Kinuthia, Pastor

Welcome and thank you for visiting us at our church Website. We hope you will join us in one of our worship services. Our purpose is to exalt God through worship and to equip you to be a servant minister to the world around us. May God bless as you desire to live for His purpose.
A Word from the Founder
"The initial thought of a specially knit fellowship for African immigrants started with a hunger to connect and worship as "we know" from the late months of 2002 after a thorough search in Knoxville to no avail. Imani Church in its present form, started with early morning (7:00 a.m.) prayer fellowship and coffee meetings with a good friend of mine over a span of 3 months (March to July 2003). The first worship gathering was July 13, 2003. That set the wave going to the present form.” -  Michael N. Mbito, Ph. D., Assistant Professor of Family Science, Anderson University.
We are so privileged and blessed by Central Baptist Bearden for embracing us as one of their ministries that meet at 1336 Callahan Drive. As a result we now have a place with ample space to worship our God, as Dr. Mbito puts it, as "we know" how. Our services are for all: we use English during the worship. We also sing our songs in both English and Swahili. Our service schedule is as follows:
Sunday School for all ages 10:00-10:50 AM Sundays
Worship Service 11:00 AM Sundays
Prayer Meeting 6:00-7:00 PM Wednesdays
Men's Fellowship First Saturday of every month
Women's Fellowship First Sunday of every month

Mission Statement
Imani Church exists for the purpose of:
Magnifying Jesus Christ in Worship and preaching of His Word,
evangelizing the lost, making disciples of all the nations, equipping believers for ministry,
and loving one another as Christ loved us. 
Our Core Values
We value the preaching and teaching of the Bible as the unadulterated Word of God.
We value uninhibited true worship of God from a clean heart.
We value people regardless of race, age, academics, challenges, or position in society.
We value children and try to instill in them Christian standards
that will be needed for the hard decisions of their teen years.
We value teens and offer Christian support as they make decisions
that many times impact the remainder of their lives.
We value the family and encourage a healthy balance of work, play, academics, and church.
We value seniors and minister to them in times of sickness and change.