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

Directions:

 

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 reasonable accommodation under the American with Disabilities Act.

Tennessee Whistleblower Laws

Good Samaritan Ministries, Inc. is in full compliance with Tennessee's whistle blower laws.
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Current Audit Report

Current IRS Report

Meet Our Staff

Aaron T. Murphy

Aaron T. Murphy

CEO/ Executive Director

Deborah DeFrieze

Deborah DeFrieze

Counseling & Mentorship

Ashley Street

Ashley Street

Social Services & Case Management

Tabby Gonzales

Tabby Gonzales

Thrift Store Operations

Jane Rodifer

Jane Rodifer

Accounting & Bookkeeping

NOT PICTURED:

Chauncey Slater, Melting Pot Service

Lisa Presnell, Food Pantry Service

Yvonne Buford, Intake Coordination

Pai Mushayamunda

Pai Mushayamunda

Special Programs & Partnerships

Meet Our Board of Directors

Good Samaritan Ministries Board is composed of dedicated men and women who are passionate about their faith and work of the Good Samaritan Mission. The board members are representative of many different age, denominations, and professions. The board is comprised of several committees at meet through the year to address specific task.
Board of Directors Information 
Fiscal Year 2017 -2018
Russ Nelson

Russ Nelson

Chair, Board Member since 2011

Glen McCoy

Glen McCoy

Board Member since 2016

Kobelah Bennah

Kobelah Bennah

Vice Chair, Board Member since 2016

Dr. Paul Badgett

Dr. Paul Badgett

Board Member since 2014

Rachel Wallen

Rachel Wallen

Treasurer, Board Member since 2016

Andrew Cox

Andrew Cox

Board Member since 2018

Dottie Stout

Dottie Stout

Secretary, Board Member since 2013

NOT PICTURED:

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