Nations & Neighbors

God has brought the nations to live as our neighbors here in Knoxville.  

Nations & Neighbors is a ministry of KCAB

to assist, encourage and equip churches

to engage the nations God has brought to Knox County to be our neighbors.

It is estimated that 30,000 internationals from 120+ countries live in Knox County.

Many of these persons come from areas of the world unreached with the gospel and where it is difficult to have missionaries.  

We believe God has brought them here so Knox County believers can share the hope and love of the Gospel with them.

“From one man He made all the nations…He has appointed their time in history
and set the boundaries of the lands. He did this so they might seek Him and find Him.”  
Acts 17:26–27

Nations & Neighbors
Ministry Catalyst:  Bonita Wilson

N&N offers training and tools to churches and leaders in several ways.

  • LEVEL 1 MAPPING –  (online demographic studies)

  • LEVEL 2 MAPPING – (community survey, building relationships across cultures and beginning steps of evangelism and discipleship),

  • UNDERSTANDING WORLD RELIGIONS – Gospel sharing, strategic prayer for spiritual awakening and lostness


  • ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE – volunteer in establish ESL centers or start a new class in a new community – Partner with local schools to assist international students and parents.

  • INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS – UT has 1800+ international students and other universities in the area have significant populations as well. Connect with an outreach event or adopt a student.

  • CHURCHES WHERE ENGLISH IS NOT THEIR HEART LANGUAGE –N&N offers encouragement and fellowship for our leaders in our ethnic churches and assist with special projects.


  • PRAYER WALKING – join with others to learn how to pray for neighbors and for spiritual awakening in our communities

  • PRAYER NEWSLETTER – join with prayer partners from across Knoxville and the nation as we give praise for answered prayers and to lift up current needs.


Monday - Thursday: 9am-5pm

Friday: 9am - 1pm


Phone: 865-693-9097


7709 Westland Dr.  Knoxville, TN 37919
P.O. Box 11028, Knoxville, TN 37939



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