About Good Sam
Vision And Mission
Mission Statement: "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.
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Meet Our Staff
Aaron T. Murphy
CEO/ Executive Director
Counseling & Mentorship
Social Services & Case Management
Thrift Store Operations
Accounting & Bookkeeping
Chauncey Slater, Melting Pot Service
Lisa Presnell, Food Pantry Service
Yvonne Buford, Intake Coordination
Special Programs & Partnerships
Meet Our Board of Directors
Fiscal Year 2017 -2018
Chair, Board Member since 2011
Board Member since 2016
Vice Chair, Board Member since 2016
Dr. Paul Badgett
Board Member since 2014
Treasurer, Board Member since 2016
Board Member since 2018
Secretary, Board Member since 2013
Dr. Jason Bembry, Board Member since 2016
Sharon McKinney, Board Member since 2018
Lauri Jo Cranford, Board Member since 2017
Tim Phillippe, Board Member since 2018