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KnoxCAM Visits Northeast Correctional Facility on January 21, 2017

KnoxCAM visited Northeast Correctional Institute in Mountain City this past Saturday. We faced some challenges leading up to the trip, including the last-minute loss of our scheduled speaker and an actor who came down with a stomach virus on the morning of the concert. Similar challenges occurred before this concert last year. We think God is working mightily at Northeast! And, as last year, He met us every step of the way. He is greater than any arrows the enemy tries to hurl at us!
Joe is the actor who replaced our ill member (and who did an outstanding job filling the role holding a script) emailed me his thoughts after the concert. They are humble, insightful, and so uplifting. Please read below for a glimpse into how God continually meets our needs:
“There’s a familiar cliche in theater that “the show must go on” regardless of circumstances or unforeseen events. And today I think we all, together, managed to deliver a powerful performance, despite significant challenges, that was a blessing to many of the men who attended based on the conversations that I heard when we were finished.
But KnoxCAM isn’t a show. It’s a ministry. And it “goes on” not because of what we bring to the table, but because God wills it. Everyone in the group is wonderfully gifted. Blessed, in fact. But as Abraham learns in Gen. 12, we are blessed to be a blessing. We serve at God’s pleasure and direction. God called Scott to be elsewhere and called Fred to deliver the message instead. The message Fred delivered was the one God intended for the men of Northeast to hear. Caleb was sidelined by a sudden and unexpected illness. I think God intended the men of Northeast to hear the Unchained story from the perspective of a father/daughter relationship, and I was thrilled to have a chance to make that happen by taking Caleb’s place.
But the victory was won because we ALL answered the call. It’s flattering to be complimented personally, but EVERYONE was working together, supporting each other, united in the calling that is KnoxCAM. My fellow actors and dancers, especially, were 100% supportive, encouraging, and committed. Choir, bells and orchestra soared. John on the sound board ensured that everyone could hear it. We made something great together, as one body.
I know people were praying for us, and God honored those prayers to accomplish His will in the lives of the men who attended. I was honored and humbled to a part of it.
In closing … It was fun to play Simon, but once is enough. Caleb: get well soon! :-)”

Contact Jill Lagerberg at jilllagerberg@cspc.net for more information TODAY!

Then the righteous will answer him, “Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you something to drink?  When did we see you a stranger and invite you in, or needing clothes and clothe you?  When did we see you sick or in prison and go to visit you?”  The King will reply, “I tell you the truth, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers of mine, you did for me.” –Matthew 25:37-40

KnoxCAM travels throughout the state of Tennessee, from Mountain City to Memphis, presenting the gospel message at state prison facilities,  men’s and women’s units at county jails, Knox Area Rescue Ministries homeless shelter, and numerous retirement communities and nursing care facilities.

Knox County Jail Exodus Pod, January 2014. Photo by Pete Garza.

Knox County Jail Exodus Pod, January 2014. Photo by Pete Garza.

 For more information about the ministry and how YOU can become a part of KnoxCAM, browse this site and contact Jill Lagerberg, Director, at jilllagerberg@cspc.net or 865-291-5218.


Proclaiming the gospel through choral, orchestral, and handbell music; drama; and dance to prison inmates, the homeless, and the elderly and ill.

Who is KnoxCAM ?

_PGI1173Sharon smallKnoxville Christian Arts Ministries is a multi-generational, community-wide, outreach ministry of Christian choral and instrumental musicians, handbell ringers, actors, and dancers who desire to use their artistic gifts to proclaim the gospel of Christ beyond the walls of the church.  We are a supported ministry of Cedar Springs Presbyterian Church in Knoxville, Tennessee.

KnoxCAM has over 100 members, ages 16 – 85,  from 39 different congregations representing 14 denominations in the Knoxville area.  Our ministry focus is on those “hidden” in our society:  prison inmates, the homeless and abused, the elderly and ill.  The generous support of Cedar Springs Presbyterian Church and individual donors enables us to minister free of charge throughout Tennessee.

_PGI1154Lea smallThe mission of Knoxville Christian Arts Ministries is to integrate music, drama, and dance to proclaim the gospel of Christ wherever God leads, and to minister to our own members by providing  a place for them to be on mission using their artistic gifts as part of a loving community of believers.




_PGI1161Kim and Alex smallFor more information, and to learn how YOU can be part of the ministry of KnoxCAM, click on the menu items above. 

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 Phone 865-291-5218
Email:  jilllagerberg@cspc.net

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