Registration and light refreshments


Evening Service
Speaker: Kenneth Carpenter

After service: BBQ Dinner $15

FAC Community Prayer

Session 1
Speaker: Julie Garner

Session 2
Speaker: Scott Shelton

Session 3
Speaker: Jack Batson


Faith Apostolic Church





It is not a bad thing to ask for help!!  It takes A LOT of courage and strength to reach out for help!  There are many ways you can seek help and hotlines are good!!

1) they are available to call 24/7
2) they are 100% confidential
3) they are free

Here’s a list of hotlines that may help you in whatever situation you find yourself in. 

Feeling Overwhelmed? There are a lot of phone numbers on this page. If you don’t know where to start, we suggest dialing 2-1-1 on your phone to be connected with the national human service call center. You can learn more about the 2-1-1 number here.

New Beginnings Birthmother Hotline 662-401-5823

National Domestic Violence Hotline 1-800-799-SAFE

Post Abortion Counseling 1-800-228-0332

Post Abortion ProjectRachel 1-800-5WE-CARE

National Abortion Federation Hotline 1-800-772-9100

National Office of Post Abortion Trauma 1-800-593-2273

National Sexual Assault Hotline1-800-656-HOPE (4673)

Stop it Now!1-888-PREVENT

United States Elder Abuse Hotline1-866-363-4276

National Child Abuse Hotline1-800-4-A-CHILD (422-4453)

Child Abuse Hotline / Dept of Social Services1-800-342-3720

Child Abuse National Hotline1-800-25ABUSE

Children in immediate danger 1-800-THE-LOST

Exploitation of Children 1-800-843-5678

Missing Children Help Center 1-800-872-5437

Marijuana Anonymous 1-800-766-6779

Alcohol Treatment Referral Hotline (24 hours) 1-800-252-6465

Families Anonymous 1-800-736-9805

Cocaine Hotline (24 hours) 1-800-262-2463

Drug Abuse National Helpline 1-800-662-4357

National Association for Children of Alcoholics 1-888-554-2627

Ecstasy Addiction 1-800-468-6933

Alcoholics for Christ 1-800-441-7877

American Cancer Society 1-800-227-2345

National Cancer institute 1-800-422-6237

Elder Care Locator 1-800-677-1116

Well Spouse Foundation 1-800-838-0879

New Life Clinics 1-800-NEW-LIFE

National Prayer Line 1-800-4-PRAYER

Bethany Lifeline Pregnancy Hotline 1-800-BETHANY

Liberty Godparent Ministry 1-800-368-3336

Grace Help Line 24 Hour Christian service 1-800-982-8032

The 700 Club Hotline 1-800-759-0700

Want to know Jesus? 1-800-NEED-HIM

Biblical help for youth in crisis 1-800-HIT-HOME

Rapha National Network 1-800-383-HOPE

Emerge Ministries 330-867-5603

Meier Clinics 1-888-7-CLINIC or 1-888-725-4642

Association of Christian Counselors 1-800-526-8673

Minirth Clinic 1-888-MINIRTH (646-4784)

Pine Rest 1-800-678-5500

Timberline Knolls 1-877-257-9611

Focus on the Family  1-855-771-HELP (4357)

Rest Ministries 1-888-751-REST (7378)

Watchman Fellowship 1-817-277-0023

Girls and Boys Town 1-800-448-3000

Hearing Impaired 1-800-448-1833

Youth Crisis Hotline 1-800-448-4663

Teen Hope Line 1-800-394-HOPE

United Way Crisis Helpline 1-800-233-HELP

Christian Oriented Hotline 1-877-949-HELP

Social Security Administration 1-800-772-1213

Crisis Pregnancy Hotline Number 1-800-67-BABY-6

Liberty Godparent Ministry 1-800-368-3336

National Domestic Violence Hotline 1-800-799-SAFE

National Domestic Violence Hotline Spanish 1-800-942-6908

Battered Women and their Children 1-800-603-HELP

Elder Abuse Hotline 1-800-252-8966

RAINN 1-800-656-HOPE (4673)

Eating Disorders Awareness and Prevention 1-800-931-2237

Eating Disorders Center 1-888-236-1188

National Association of Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders 1-847-831-3438

Remuda Ranch 1-800-445-1900

Family Violence Prevention Center 1-800-313-1310

Compulsive Gambling Hotline 1-410-332-0402

GriefShare 1-800-395-5755

Homeless 1-800-231-6946

American Family Housing 1-888-600-4357

Hotline for parents considering abducting their children 1-800-A-WAY-OUT

United States Missing Children Hotline 1-800-235-3535

Poison Control 1-800-942-5969

Boystown National Hotline 1-800-448-3000

National Runaway Safeline 1-800-RUNAWAY (786-2929)

Laurel House 1-714-832-0207

National Runaway Switchboard 1-800-621-4000

Teenline 1-888-747-TEEN

Youth Crisis Hotline 1-800-448-4663

S.A.F.E. (Self Abuse Finally Ends) 1-800-DONT-CUT

Project Know 1-888-892-1840

Sex Addicts Anonymous 1-800-477-8191

Suicide Hotline 1-800-SUICIDE (784-2433)

1-800-273-TALK (8255)

Suicide Prevention Hotline 1-800-827-7571

Deaf Hotline 1-800-799-4TTY

Holy Spirit Teenline (717) 763-2345 or 1-800-722-5385

Crisis Intervention (Harrisburg) (717) 232-7511 or 1- 888- 596-4447

Carlisle Helpline (717) 249-6226

Crisis Intervention (York) (717) 851-5320 or 1-800-673-2496



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Kenneth Carpenter

Kenneth Ray Carpenter has been pastor of the First Apostolic Church (FAC) in Maryville, Tennessee for over 30 years. Since becoming pastor in 1984, he has pursued the vision and dreams God placed in his heart to reach the community of Blount County. The original congregation of 27 has grown through the years with the help and support of a dedicated group of saints and family members.

He has been a minister with the Assembles of the Lord Jesus Christ (ALJC) for the past 33 years, and is well-known throughout the organization. He is a well-respected conference and camp meeting speaker and is well-known for his leadership in missions giving. He has served as President of Menistry since 2010, and was Presbyter of Section A of the Tri-State District for several years.

Pastor Carpenter was elected General Superintendent of the ALJC in 2013. His compelling burden and vision for the ALJC is to see prayer networked throughout the organization. He is ready to work and build on the foundation of the great superintendents who have served before him. It is his heartfelt desire to see all churches, regardless of size, have the tools they need to propel them into a greater revival and reap a harvest of souls.

His ministry began at age 17 when he preached his first sermon, and shortly thereafter he began evangelizing throughout the United States. Pastor Carpenter feels deeply indebted to the ministers and churches of the ALJC organization for investing in his life and ministry when he was a young evangelist. He considers Bishop Billy McCool his spiritual father and pastor. As a troubled 16-year-old teenager, he was enrolled at Apostolic Christian School in Knoxville, Tennessee. It was there that Bishop Billy and Betty McCool and the First Apostolic Church of Knoxville took a chance on him. February of that school year, he was baptized in Jesus name and received the gift of the Holy Ghost.

His parents, John and Ruby Carpenter, held Bishop Billy McCool in high esteem. On his father’s deathbed, he asked Bishop McCool to finish raising his two teenage sons. He didn’t understand at the time the profound affect his father’s deathbed wish would have on his future! Many times during his teenage years, Bishop McCool would correct his teenage behavior; however, the greatest lessons learned were through Bishop McCool’s lifestyle. He was a loving husband, father, and pastor; but had the backbone of a crow bar. For years he witnessed firsthand the balanced life of this anointed man of God. The traits of his pastor still influence his life today.

Since 2008, many financial blessings and miracles have taken place among the families of FAC Maryville because of Pastor Carpenter’s debt-free approach to building a new 80,000 square foot campus for the church, preschool, and Christian school. He has been dedicated to following his God-given direction to build debt-free and support missions, instead of sacrificing missions giving to pay interest on a bank loan.

The Carpenters are involved in outreach “21st century style” with the support of a stateof- the-art technical team. The church produces The Apostolic Connection, a weekly telecast that airs daily throughout East Tennessee, North Carolina, Georgia, and Virginia. The church’s website hosts a webcast ministry where all services are live webcast and archived at The church’s education outreach includes Apostolic Christian Academy and Preschool, founded by the Carpenters. The school is celebrating their 20th anniversary this year. Another aspect of outreach is the Carpenters both serve as Chaplains with the Blount County Sheriff’s office.

Pastor Carpenter is passionate about God, family, and church. He treasures being a husband, father, grandfather and pastor. In 1982, while preaching as an evangelist at FAC Maryville, he met the love of his life, Penny Bennett. In July 1984, one month after becoming pastor of FAC Maryville, he and Penny were married and she joined him in pastoring. Ministering alongside the Carpenters are five multi-talented people including son-in-law and daughter, Chad and Fallon Erickson; son-in-law and daughter, Zach and Lauren Hammond; and son, Nolan. The Carpenters are also very proud to be called Nona and Poppa by two very special little girls—Paris Lache’ and Windsor Kate.

Rev Julie Garner

Julie’s life experiences have given her such compassion for reaching out to others.   As you listen to her testimony you will understand the great faith she has in God.  She knows what the healing powers of God can do and will do for you!      

Julie began and grew the Power of One National Singles Conference for 11 years.  The Lord directed her to step down and to go back to school.  By the end of this year, she will be graduating with her Master’s degree and will be licensed in Clinical Mental Health Counseling.    

In 2018, under the direction of Pastor Steve Smith, Julie began the Just One Singles Conference.  She is currently a Minister and bible study teacher.

Nathan & Victoria Batson

Bio coming soon

Rev Scott Shelton

Evangelist Scott Shelton makes his home in Alma, AR with his wife, Jennifer, and their three delightful children.