About Redemption Church



Our vision is to make a positive impact upon the city of Knoxville by creating a city-wide family center in which all are welcome – a place where all individuals and families can grow in faith while discovering God’s plan for their lives! 

We are also committed to making a positive impact upon the world through worldwide Christian outreach, helping millions of people in over 150 nations experience the perfect peace that comes from faith in Jesus Christ and obedience to the Holy Spirit.

We look forward to having you at one of our weekly worship services or for church online! You will feel the presence of the Holy Spirit as we worship together through music, prayer and a message from the Bible.

Redemption Church started over forty years ago with a group of twenty-one believers meeting in a home in Knoxville. In November of 1978 Ed and Nora King took a step of faith to formally found the church with a heart to make an impact in the city of Knoxville and around the world! 

Pastor Ed King had been serving at Melodyland School of Theology in California when, through a series of miraculous events, he heard the Lord’s call to return to his hometown of Knoxville and found a church. After diligent prayer and with no money, no people and no building, Pastors Ed and Nora took a leap of faith and followed the Lord’s call.

God honored their faith and within two weeks they had outgrown the living room where they began. During the next three years, growth was so rapid that soon they had moved into meeting rooms in two different hotels, the Andrew Johnson and Best Western, a 7-Eleven convenience store and a former Methodist Church. Only one week before the lease was up at the Methodist church the present home of Redemption Church became available and, during the last service there, the new location on Pleasant Ridge Road was announced.

Through the years, radical transformation has taken place, not only in the building and property, but in the hearts of the people as well. God is moving at Redemption Church and we invite you to come experience it for yourself!