Awaken Old City was founded in January of 2016 in the heart of Knoxville’s historic “Old City”. We planted intentionally with our main connection to the community is our coffee shop, Awaken Coffee. Through this connection, we are daily relating to the very people God has called us to, and expanding the Kingdom through more than a destination on Sunday morning.


Awaken Old City exists to know and make known the reality of the love of Jesus Christ.


Jesus is the center. (John 14:6, 1 Peter 2:6)

The Bible is truth (John 1:1, 2 Timothy 3:16)

We pray big prayers (Matthew 10:8, John 16:24)

Community is our Vehicle. (Acts 2:42-47, Hebrew 10:25)

We are contributors, not consumers (Galatians 5:13, 1 Peter 4:10)

We honor one another above ourselves (Romans 12:10, John 13:34)

Christ in us will bring hope to the World (Matthew 12:21, Acts 1:8, Acts 13:49)