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What should I Expect?

Whether you say - I'm New in Karns, I'm New in Knoxville and looking for a church home OR you are just lookin for a new church in the area - Below are some answers to questions that we commonly receive from newcomers, if your question isn’t answered; give us a call or use the ‘Contact’ form here on the website to let us know what you need.  Please feel free to read more on this website and then come in for a visit!  We would love to greet you and share with you our love for Jesus Christ and for you, our neighbor.


Frequently Asked Questions


Q: What should I wear?

A: Wear what makes you comfortable, we do! We are very casual, but some of our worshipers do dress up. You’ll find people in a mixture of clothing attire from jeans to suits.


Q: What type of church are you?

A:  As our honored guest you will receive a friendly greeting. We promise not to embarrass or intrude on you in any way.  You can be assured you will be treated with courtesy and kindness. The gospel is for all, and we are all one in Christ.  We are about relationships and helping people connect or reconnect with God. We have attenders of ALL ages and backgrounds.  West Haven Baptist is a church for EVERYONE.  Our focus is to Reach people with the love of Jesus Christ, Teach people to live like Christ, and Connect people to the family of God.


Q: What Is The Worship Service Like?

A:  The music at WHBC is a mixture pleasing to all age groups. The teaching is authentic, applicable, and bible centered. Whether you have grown up going to church your whole life or if you are coming for the first time, you will be able to get something from the worship service at WHBC. You’ll walk out challenged and inspired.


Q: What do you have for my kids?

A: Our children’s ministry is in session during the adult service. While you’re experiencing the life-changing worship and teaching in the Worship Center, your kids will be experiencing life-changing worship and teaching of their very own. Children go to appropriate areas for their age.


Q: Do you have Sunday School?

A: Our Sunday morning classes meets on Sunday morning at 9:30a.m. Our Sunday School classes not only meet on Sunday mornings, but they do different activities together as a group. Sometimes they meet for fun and fellowship and other times they do mission and outreach projects.


Q: Why should I even go to church? Can’t we worship God from anywhere?

A: Yes, you can and you should worship God from anywhere and everywhere, but it is important to attend church. Private worship is vital to the Christian life, but that’s not where God says we should stop in our worship of Him. He also wants us to gather with other believers and join in corporate worship. The word church in the Bible never refers to a building but a congregation or group of people who are the church. The church is not made of wood and stone but of faithful believers united in service to Christ. Romans 12:10 says, “Be devoted to one another in brotherly love. Honor one another above yourselves.” Don’t give up meeting together. We need to urge one another to love and do good deeds. We need encouragement. It’s easy to get sidetracked and pulled into this world’s depression and sin. We need the combined strength, wisdom and encouragement of the body of Christ to remain strong in the faith. Others need us and we need others. You cannot get close to God if you do not get close to the fire!


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