In response to concerns surrounding the coronavirus (COVID-19), a team has been assembled to continually and prayerfully evaluate the situation. As always, we are dedicated to doing everything we can to provide a safe environment for our church family. 

Please use wisdom and stay home if:

  • You are running a fever of 100 or higher, we ask that you do not attend church services or activities until you are symptom-free and fever-free for at least 24-48 hours without medication.
  • If you have high-risk health conditions, use discretion in attending worship services and gatherings. 
  • We have masks available for those who want one.
  • We have hand sanitizer set out for use.
  • If you are unable to attend, remember that you can listen to sermons online at here or tune into our live stream on our Facebook page
  • You can also safely and securely give your tithes and offerings online so that the Church’s mission and ministries are able to continue uninterrupted.
  • We will continue to monitor and provide updates as they occur.

Lastly, please use this unique situation to draw closer to our Sovereign Lord, pray for all who are experiencing sickness and loss, and show the love of Christ every opportunity provided.


August 1 Update

We are resuming in-house Bible Study beginning Sunday, August 9, at 9AM with certain restrictions. While every precaution will be taken, we still advise those who are fearful or have pre-existing conditions to stay at home and participate through live stream and Zoom broadcasts. 

If you are made uncomfortable by those wearing or not wearing masks, you can participate via Zoom or live stream. If you do not know how to use Zoom, we will be sure that you are given directions on what is needed so that you can participate.

Go here to find our current list of Bible Study groups meeting on Sunday mornings.

  • Our in-person worship time is: 10:30 am
  • Our physical address is: 1985 Buckingham Rd, Greeneville, TN
  • Our livestream worship times are:
  • Our live streams can also be found at these locations: YouTube | Facebook

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COVID-19 Updates

July 16 Update

With the increase of COVID-19 cases in Greene County, Mayor Kevin Morrison has mandated masks be worn in public.  He cited a tripling of hospitalization cases in our area just this week.  At Towering Oaks, we have made every attempt to provide physical distancing and dedicated areas for those who understand the spiritual health needs of corporate worship and desire to gather. 

While the Mayor noted the mandate is not enforceable, we strongly urge those who are of the vulnerable population (elderly, immune compromised, etc.) to please join us for worship online at 10:30. 

It is our best understanding that there is at least some benefit of precautions that reduce the sharing of the virus by a person who may not even know he/she has it, if you attend in person we strongly urge:

  • That you make sure you are not running a fever. If you have any doubts, we will have thermometers that do not require physical touching. Should you or anyone in your family run a temperature of 100.0 or higher, we ask that you stay home.
  • That you wear a mask.  If you do not have one,we will have masks available for you.  We will provide a section of the worship center for those not wearing masks.  The worship team and pastor will not wear masks while singing or speaking.
  • That you maintain physical distancing while at church.
  • That you be supportive, realizing that each person has their own views of the efficacy of the precautions.  Please don’t speak down to others for their views, or question their choices.  You may not know all of the circumstances.   They have heard the opinions already and have made up their minds. (2 Thess 5.14 says, “be patient with all men”).  If you feel threatened by those wearing or not wearing masks, please join us in worship online. 
  • Rather, speak cheerfully and with encouraging words to others (Ephesians 4.29).
  • Pray fora solution that we might be able to soon return to warm handshakes and hugs.

We want to be good stewards and as responsible as we can be.

We pray for each of you. In the midst of difficulty, God is still doing great things!

During this time, we have great opportunity to show grace and unconditional love as a testimony to our community and world of the magnificent love of Jesus Christ! Please focus on what binds us and not our difference in opinion.

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COVID-19 Updates

May 26 Update & Reopening

We continue hosting Drive-In Worship gatherings on Sundays at 10:30AM in the front parking lot of the church.

Our Sunday morning Worship Celebration continue to be live streamed via our Facebook and YouTube pages.

We will reopen on Sunday, June 7!

As we prepare to reopen, please take a 2-3 minutes to complete the following survey to help us better prepare. Thank you so much in advance!

Your Staff Team

May 3 Update

We will begin hosting Drive-In Worship gatherings every Sunday in May at 10:30AM in the front parking lot of the church.

Our Sunday morning Worship Celebration will continue to be live streamed via our Facebook and YouTube pages.

Your Staff Team

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COVID-19 Updates

April 13 Update

Our Church offices have new temporary hours effective April 13, 2020. The church office will be open Monday-Friday 10AM-3PM.

Our Sunday morning Worship Celebration will continue to be live streamed via our Facebook and YouTube pages.

Your Staff Team

March 25 Update

Per Governor Bill Lee's announcement for schools to remain closed until April 24 (find story here), Towering Oaks Christian School will closed until April 24th. Registration is now scheduled for April 27th for current TOCS families and April 28-29th for new families to TOCS.

Our Sunday morning Worship Celebration will continue to be live streamed via our Facebook and YouTube pages.

Your Staff Team

March 20 Update

In light of the recent confirmation of a positive COVID-19 test in Greene County, we will not gather for service this Sunday, March 22. Instead, we will stream live from the worship center beginning at 10:30am simultaneously on Facebook and YouTube

Lastly, we will assess weekly whether we will gather as a faith family at church or gather online.

Click here for the links to watch our service online.

Your Staff Team

March 17 Update

We hope you are having a blessed day and experiencing the peace that comes from knowing Christ as we go through challenging times.  It is our desire to make wise decisions regarding the health of our church family and our community.  We also want to honor the requests of those in authority.  For these reasons we have decided to cancel Wednesday night activities, Sunday evening activities, small group Bible studies and other small group activities until April 6th.  We will still have worship at 10:30 am on Sunday mornings for those who choose to come.  If you come we ask that you sit in family groups and practice social distancing.  Preschool classes will not be available.  If you choose to remain at home, we invite you to worship with us through our live stream.  We will be updating you on our plans to provide Bible studies as soon as possible.

Because of the layout of our church offices we are able to practice social distancing as a staff.  We will be in our offices, but we suggest that you call us at 638-7464 if you have a need.  Our theme for the year is “Relationships Matter”, and you do matter to us.  If we don’t see you we want you to know that you are always in our hearts and that we are a phone call away.  If you have any questions or concerns please let us know.

Your Staff Team   

Action Plan As Outlined By Our Response Team

  • Beginning March 15, 2020, TOBC Morning Worship Celebration will stream Live via the various web and social media outlets as we have capabilities to manage.
  • Our current avenues of communicating pertinent information are as follows
    • Facebook - facebook.com/toweringoaks
    • InstaGram - Instagram.com/towering_oaks
    • Website - toweringoaks.org
    • Text/SMS – to sign up for texts: create a new text message to 423-425-9502 and type TOBC_Info in the body of the message. Please disable texting signatures so our system can register you.
    • Other Means – Please contact the church office at 423-638-7464 to ask for other means of communication.
    • Additional forms of communication will be added as they become available.

  • Should the Greene County School System close as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, TOCS will follow in line by closing and reopening along the same schedule.
    • As of March 16, 2020, Greene County Schools announced they will be closed until April 3 and resume regular schedules on April 6. TOCS is following this schedule and remaining closed through April 3 and resuming classes on April 6.     
    • Should the schedule change, these adjustments will be communicated as widely and as quickly as possible.
  • Should a confirmed case of COVID-19 be reported for Greene County, TOBC will cancel Wednesday night & Sunday night activities, along with Sunday School for 2 weeks.
    • The Sunday Morning Worship Celebration will still be held with the encouragement to worship with your family online if you or a family member have been ill, have a cough, or simply wish to stay home.

Please note these plans can change at any time should our local, state, and/or national authorities make adjustments in their plans.