Share a gift of love and the gospel with a child in need.

In Tennessee, 22.4% of children live in poverty. For some of these children, a backpack from Tennessee Baptists may be all they receive for Christmas.

Christmas Backpacks are Child-Focused, Christ Centered and Church Connected

Every effort is made to connect the child and their family with a local church. Each Christmas Backpack provides an opportunity to share the gospel with a child.


How can you be involved?

  • Pray – Start praying today for the boys and girls who will receive Christmas Backpacks
  • Participate – You, your family, your church, and your organization can become involved by preparing Christmas Backpacks for Children and Teens
  • Partner – You can partner with a church or compassion ministry that is distributing Christmas Backpacks


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How to Pack a Backpack

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Download Resources:

Christmas-backpacks-printablesClick on links below to download and print resources:

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Backpack Collection Timeline and Locations:

Collection dates are October 25-27, 2021, between 9:00 AM-3:00 PM.

  • God’s Warehouse, 3441 West Andrew Johnson Highway, Morristown
    Contact: Joe Sorah 423-895-1481
  • Genesis Baptist Church, 111 Elizabeth Street, Athens
    Contact: Debbie Mullins 423-506-0811
  • Sequatchie Valley Baptist Association, 300 Cornerstone Drive, Jasper
    Contact: Janice Carter 423-645-7940
  • Missions Mobilization Center, 6434 John Hager Road, Mt. Juliet
    Contact: Wes Jones or Elizabeth Holmes 615-371-7926
  • New Zion Baptist Church, 1595 Sumac Road, Pulaski
    Contact: Kathy Alexander 931-363-0169
  • West Jackson Baptist Church, 580 Oil Well Road, Jackson
    Contact: Randy Pool 731-431-7101
  • Gibson Baptist Church, 302 Highway 79 N, Humboldt
    Contact: Steve Littleton 931-221-9851
  • Union Avenue Baptist Church, 2181 Union Avenue, Memphis
    Contact: Jeff Williamson 901-276-5421
  • Oaklawn Baptist Church, 3977 Highway 70-E, Crossville
    Contact: David Mahan 931-456-0754

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Joe Sorah, Compassion Ministries Specialist | 423-895-1481

Carrie Kidd, Ministry Assistant | 615-371-2025

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