The Lord's Child

Jesus coming to earth was the greatest expression of God’s love. Another great expression of God’s love is when we meet another person’s need.


The Lord’s Child is the mission arm of The Gathering, and it exists to do just that - meet as many people’s needs as we can. Founded in 2007 by our Senior Pastor Gene Wolfenbarger, The Lord’s Child is a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Our mission is to reach out and help those locally in East Tennessee, as well as help the many partners the Lord has given us internationally. We’re committed to equipping you to make a difference in the world in which you live. Whether it’s joining one of our teams for a trip to Africa, praying for people in our community at our Food Pantry each Wednesday, or handing out Christmas presents - we have a place for you to serve.



In February of 2015, the Lord gave us a separate space at the end of our current building. This storefront was already outfitted with freezers, refrigerators, and shelves. It was not long before the Lord placed a dream in the heart of our Director, David May, to open a Food Pantry for our community in South Knoxville. Since the Lord planted this dream in our hearts less than a year ago, we have fed over 2,000 children in our community and we are currently serving 300 families every month. It is often said amongst staff that the Food Pantry is limitless, and we have been so overjoyed with this privilege the Lord has entrusted to us!


8729 Chapman Hwy. Knoxville, TN 37920