And God Laughed in 5 Languages

Much of the work of Smoky Mountain Resort Ministries is to reveal the presence of God in peoples’ lives and in the ordinary and surprising moments of life. These wonderful photos...

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June Fireflies

It begins just after dark.  A few rise from low in the undergrowth.  And blink their lights slowly as if testing the night; the air; the wind; the darkness.  On their signal,...

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May Update

May is “Get Ready” Month!  Smoky Mountain Resort Ministries is actively preparing for the summer ministries.  Memorial Day weekend will expand our campground...

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The Beauty of Easter

This morning began in the dark with a 5:00 a.m. Donut Devotional for employees of Ober Gatlinburg who were setting up for our Gatlinburg Sunrise Worship Service. At 6:30 we had...

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Winter 2014 – 2015 Report

SMOKY MOUNTAIN RESORT MINISTRIES OBER GATLINBURG WINTER 2014 – 2015 REPORT Ministry Summary Sunday morning devotional greetings 12 Sundays of greeting all employees beginning at...

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About

Smoky Mountain Resort Ministries is a Christian ministry that functions as an independent non-profit ministry. Its purpose is to reveal the presence of God to those who live, work, and play in the resort settings of Sevier County, Tennessee.

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Our Ministries

Smoky Mountain Resort Ministries is responsible for resort ministry work in Sevier County with the four main areas of attractions being the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge and Sevierville.

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Join Us

Smoky Mountain Resort Ministries is a community of missional people. We use local volunteers and local church groups. We bring in short term and long term volunteers throughout the year.

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Three Lives

On a winter weekend, Sean skied up to me and re-introduced himself. I (Bill) had not seen him in twenty years when he and his family used to ski in Gatlinburg and attend our ski services. He told me of the impact those services and my witness had on his life as a 13 year old boy and how he became a Christian. He also told me he was able to lead his father… more

The Pick Pocket

The crowd was about 200 people and he saw it as an opportunity to ply his trade –that of a pickpocket. He tried twice to steal the wallet of one of the adults from the mission group but was unsuccessful. He stayed to look for more opportunities and began to listen to the message and the energy of the group as they sang. Their final song was entitled “The Plan” and made a more

Only in America can I get a Bible in my language

One of our first connections with the international employees as we meet them is to provide them with a Bible in their language and, usually, one in English. As Bill Black gave one to Jeremy, a friend from the Czech Republic, he responded with tears in his eyes and said, “Only in America can I… more

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