WELCOME TO THE PORCH

Those 4 words are the best way we know to introduce ourselves. The Porch is a unique ministry, specifically designed to disciple young men into mighty sons of God. We have been given a mission to create community that enables young men to grow in their faith in brotherhood alongside others who have a deep passion to live for the glory of Jesus. Our ministry is expressed both relationally and residentially by providing space for believers to live and interact in authentic relationships. We believe stewarding an environment that fosters a culture of transparency is vital to ministering to young adults in this generation. Our model of discipleship is patterned after the way Jesus related to His own followers in the Gospels. In other words, we are very much a "Come and see" ministry. 


We invite you to explore our website on these pages, read and hear our story from the sons who have been raised up here, and partner with us in prayer and celebration of all the Lord is doing.




2022 - Seeing the Dream

REED'S HOUSE

2021 saw the greatest expansion we have experienced so far at The Porch. The vision the Lord gave us to expand our house of ministry became a reality as construction on Reed's House began. Now in 2022 this house that started as a dream 4 years ago is becoming a tangible reality. Thanks to the faithful support of our partners, Reed's House is nearing completion and is set to open its doors to a new generation of Porch guys this fall.

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MIGHTY SONS of god

Our ultimate mission at The Porch is clear and simple: to raise up mighty sons of God who will carry the authority of the Kingdom of Heaven, and make Jesus known in the earth. We desire to raise up men of God who will love His truth with all their hearts; love their wives as Christ loved the Church; lead their families with tenderness and strength; believe God for more than just the ordinary; and become spiritual fathers who will raise up future generations of mighty sons and daughters. We do this primarily by stewarding an atmosphere of residential discipleship that is saturated with the Presence of God. Every Bible study, every prayer meeting, every worship gathering - every moment we do life together is a part of the great journey of getting to know who our Abba Father is, and who we are as His children. Living intentionally in this brotherhood is what enables us to encounter God in even the smallest of things.


"After him Nehemiah the son of Azbuk....repaired to a point opposite the tombs of David....and as far as the House of the Mighty Men."


Nehemiah 3:16

OUR STAFF


  • RICHIE BEELER - SENIOR LEADER

    "Papa Rich" as he is known to many is our senior leader. Described as a teacher with the heart of a father, Papa Rich founded and developed the discipleship culture that is the hallmark of The Porch. In addition to overseeing the vision and operations of The Porch, Richie is also a full-time pastor and serves in the local government of our home county.

    p: 865-789-1258

    paparich@theporchministries.com

  • LANDON LEACH - MINISTRY LEADER

    Landon first came to The Porch as a college student in 2012, eventually becoming a resident from 2017-2018. After graduating from the University of Tennessee, and completing a one-year ministry school, Landon returned to the Porch as our resident ministry leader in 2019. Always carrying an apostolic kingdom vision, Landon also serves at Beneath the Cross, a local mission in one of our neighboring communities.

    p: 865-661-9079

    leachlandon217@gmail.com

  • JOSH MORTON - PORCH SOUNDS

    Josh has been a Porch guy since high school, having begun his discipleship journey here in 2016. After spending two years of college in Chattanooga, Josh transferred to the University of Tennessee and came to live at The Porch in 2020. Carrying an anointing for worship, Josh is the leader of Porch Sounds, a worship collective from across our region.

    p: 865-454-9644

    josh.c.morton@gmail.com

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

The Porch is a 501c(3) non-profit corporation that is governed by a board of directors. Our current board is a group of godly men from diverse backgrounds, representing multiple churches, ministries and communities. Each member must be at least 24 years of age, and live a life that displays our core values of Kingdom, Presence, Sonship, Family and Honor. The board meets four times each year, and provides fiscal oversight and spiritual covering for The Porch.

  • ANDREW FARMER, TREASURER

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  • JACOB GASNOW

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  • MARK SMITH

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  • JACKSON G. IRWIN

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  • LANDON J. LEACH

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  • MICHAEL C. PAYNE

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  • TOMMY W. WALLEN

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  • GAVIN M. BALES

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