Thorn Grove Baptist hits a home run with VBS

Shannon CareyFeature, Northeast Knox

Thorn Grove Baptist Church geared up for fun this week with “Game On!” Vacation Bible School. The church hosted about 60 kids and 13 teens each night, feeding, teaching and leading activities with about 35 adult volunteers.

VBS director Hannah Underwood said the VBS theme is all about “gearing up for life’s big game.”


This year’s mission project is a partnership with Forward Church to provide backpacks for kids in need in South Knoxville. Depending on which team raises the most money, either Underwood or Pastor Joey Marshall will be come a “human hot dog” on Friday.

Kids enjoyed dress-up days like Old People Night and Crazy Hair Night, along with crafts, water balloon baseball, sponge relays and more. Each night began with scriptures, songs and Bible study.

Underwood thanked Ebenezer Baptist Church and the two other churches who donated decorations.

Anna Grace Julian, Aiden Sansevero and Abby Sansevero play a quick game of baseball at Thorngrove Baptist Church’s VBS.

Cole Smith, Anna Kate Davis and Sidney Emmert dressed up for Old People Night.

Pastor Joey Marshall sports a hot dog costume at the church’s Vacation Bible School.

Anna Grace Julian makes a basketball goal craft at VBS.

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