In the early 30s, Payne Avenue Missionary
Baptist Church was established by Reverend Horace J. Bailey. A progressive,
historically black, congregation flourished with musical style blend of hymns
and contemporary gospel and the preaching style considered equally contemporary
and upbeat. Since 1996, our leadership includes Pastor R. S. Brown, Jr., 2 Associate
Ministers and an active Deacon board. We are a member of the National Baptist
Convention, the Tennessee Baptist Missionary and Education (TBME); and The Knoxville District Baptist Association. We offer a wide variety of ministries,
i.e. choir, outreach, health, teaching, youth, etc. Our youth ministries offer
opportunities for every age group, taught and led by seasoned teachers and
If you would like to visit us, we’re located at 2714 Martin Luther King Drive, in East Knoxville. Directions can be provided by calling the church office at (865) 524-7234 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Worship services begin Sundays at 10:30 a.m.