Our Story

How it all started...


Bishop David Triplett felt the call of God upon his life to start a church in Clinton, TN. At the time, he and his wife were attending First Apostolic Church of Knoxville. Bishop Triplett had served in many capacities at the Knoxville church. He served as Sunday School director, song leader, choir director, children’s choir director, Christian School teacher, and children’s church leader. Bro. Triplett served as an assistant minister to Bishop Billy McCool when the Lord called him to pastor in Clinton. It was with the blessing of First Apostolic Church and Bishop McCool that a small group of people left to begin a daughter work in Clinton.

With the help of First Apostolic Church, property was purchased along Highway 61. After a period of dirt-moving and site preparation, the concrete slab of the first building was poured on New Year’s Eve, 1982.


The first service of Eagle Bend Apostolic Church was held on Easter Sunday, April 3, 1983. The building was by no means finished. The walls were not painted, the floor was bare concrete, and the brick was missing on the outer walls. The glass front doors that were ordered had not arrived, so plywood doors opened to the first worship service. Sixteen people attended, most of whom still attend the church today.


The first building was a sanctuary with four classrooms and restrooms. In 1985, the educational wing, including a nursery, family room, and several additional classrooms and restrooms was completed. This complex of two building phases served the church for many years.


In the spring of 1993, Eagle Bend completed what is now the current sanctuary. The church was built on the “faith” principle, believing God to provide the funds through the saints of God. Today, the church enjoys beautiful facilities without a mortgage – to God be the glory!


In 2014, Eagle Bend Apostolic Church completed yet another expansion project, the Jonathan M. Newport Family Life Center. This building features a large basketball court, a fully furnished kitchen, a fellowship area, classrooms, and storage space. Once again, The Lord made a way for Eagle Bend Apostolic Church to complete a building using the "faith" principle.  


In January of 2018, Bro. Blake Miller, his wife, Sis. Bethany, and their children were brought on board to serve as assistant pastor.


In January of 2020, Pastor Blake Miller was elected as senior pastor of Eagle Bend Apostolic Church. The church also celebrated the opening of Eagle Bend Mother's Day Out, a childcare program geared at caring for and training children for a successful life in Christ. 

Throughout the years, the Lord has blessed the outreach efforts of Eagle Bend Apostolic Church through Sunday School, choir, drama, witnessing, music, radio broadcasts, and a host of other ministries that have touched the people of Anderson County. The church has also ministered on a national and international level through faithful giving and support of home missions, jail ministries, disaster relief and world missions.

Eagle Bend Apostolic Church is affiliated with the Assemblies of the Lord Jesus Christ, a oneness
Pentecostal organization with headquarters in Memphis,TN.

As wonderful as our story is, it is merely the beginning. Eagle Bend Apostolic Church is looking toward the future and excited for all the Lord has yet to come. 

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