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John Knox Fellowship

The John Knox Fellowship is a Christian men’s organization whose participants are Presbyterians from  four Tennessee counties (Haywood, Fayette, Tipton, and Shelby).

This group was organized in 1950 and has been meeting semi-annually ever since. The usual meeting dates are the last Tuesday nights of August and February.

The name was selected honoring the great Scottish minister John Knox (1505-1572) who studied under John Calvin. Knox became a leader of the Scottish Reformation and along with five others wrote the Scots Confession in just four days. This statement of faith of the Scottish Church remained until 1649 when it was replaced by the Westminster Confession of Faith.

The meeting places rotate among the larger churches involved: 1st Church (Brownsville), Arlington, and 1st Church (Somerville). Each host church provides a meal followed by a  program that usually features a lay person. There is a charge for the meal and a love offering is collected during the program to offset any expenses.

This group strives to uplift, motivate, encourage, educate, and serve Presbyterian men throughout West Tenn. The John Knox Fellowship’s purpose is to inspire men to a greater commitment to Christ and His church and to encourage men toward better Sunday School and church attendance.

The Christian fellowship of this group is also an important part of the gatherings.

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