About Us

The Norwood Church of Christ is a family of believers, who is striving to serve the Lord in the Knoxville area. This congregation began on the first Lord’s Day in June 1955. Seventeen families first met in the Norwood Fire Hall and then at the Norwood Community building. The first church building was constructed in 1956 at 501 Merchants Road. 

In December 1989 the congregation moved into its current building at 6001 Central Avenue. The new building is located on ten acres of land that was originally designated as a “bird sanctuary.” Several acres of the property are still forested to preserve the beauty of the setting. There is a walking trail around the perimeter of the property with signs that have Scripture carved into them. Those who walk on the trail can read the Scripture and meditate as they walk.

Our Mission

Our mission is based on the Great Commission given by Jesus in Matthew 28:19-20, “Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to observe all that I commanded you, and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age.”


 Eugene Lamb
 Bob Cowles
 Joe Richter

Tom Johnson: Education and Building
Bob McClung: Local Missions
Mike Newby: Worship
Justin Pratt: Involvement Ministry, Facebook, Visitation
Dan Rains: Computer Software and Website
Treasurer: Ray Warren
Electronics: Don Warren

Brazil –Randy Short
India – Russel Bell
India – Yesupadam Sikha
Israel – Raji Stephan
South Africa – Jerry Hogg
Jail Ministry- Jimmy Fox
Bob Cowles – Bob came to Norwood in December 1981 with his wife, Debbie and son Rob.

Education: M.Div. from Harding University Graduate School. Adjunct Instructor at the Southeast Institute of Biblical Studies since August 1989. 
Police Chaplain for the Knoxville Police Department, since August 1994. 

Free Bible Correspondence Course The Norwood Church of Christ is offering an eight lesson Bible Correspondence Course.
For this Free Bible Correspondence Course, contact us at norwood.church@knology.net
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