To provide for those in need through education, mentoring, and social services.

To contribute to the support of the ministry of Jesus Christ ... to provide relief for the poor, the sick and the destitute ... to assist in raising funds for the general purpose and doctrines of Jesus Christ.    - From the Good Samaritan Charter of Incorporation

Good Samaritan Ministries is a non-profit 501(c)(3) ministry founded on March 8, 1985 in Johnson City, TN and provides for the emergency needs of the poor, low income, homeless, individuals/families-at-risk, children, veterans and elderly populations through education, mentoring and social services.  Good Sam. works with individuals and families on long-term solutions for their financial, emotional, and spiritual well being. Sharing the love of Jesus Christ, preventing homelessness and serving the homeless are important to Good Sam. It is our goal to work with other community agencies to better meet the needs of the poor and to cut down of the duplication of services and form community partnerships. Immediate assistance is available to clients in crisis situations. Needs are determined through an interview and assessment process with Good Samaritan staff.  A local referral system is used to direct clients to other agencies if Good Samaritan is unable to assist.

Johnson City Downtown Office

Piney Flats Office



From West on I26, take the Market St./Main St. Exit; right on E. Market St.; go two blocks and take right on S. Roan St.; cross RR tracks and proceed to Good Samaritan Ministries building at the corner of E. King St. and S. Roan St.


From East on I26, take the Market St./Main St. Exit; go straight to E. Market St.; turn left and go two blocks; take right on S. Roan St.; cross RR tracks and proceed to Good Samaritan Ministries building at the corner of E. King St. and S. Roan St.

Employment Opportunity

It is the policy of Good Samaritan Ministries, Inc. to provide employment opportunities to all people without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, disabilities, or national origin. Because of the nature of Good Samaritan Ministries' work, it is important that persons are employed whose beliefs are in accordance with the mission (as stated in Section 702 of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964). Therefore, the Executive Director retains the right to evaluate an applicant's spiritual background and, in Good Samaritan's best interest, decide the likelihood of a successful employment relationship.

American Disabilities Act

Applicants with physical or mental disabilities will be considered solely on the basis of their ability to satisfactorily perform the job in compliance with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and/or perform the "essential functions" of the job with a reasonable accommodation under the American with Disabilities Act.

Tennessee Whistleblower Laws

Good Samaritan Ministries, Inc. is in full compliance with Tennessee's whistleblower laws.
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