In August of 1996, Jeff and Kathy Oakes, along with two other families, sensed the Lord Jesus direct them to start a church in the Tri-Cities that was committed to seeing the Word of God and the Presence of God manifest in the region to release salvation, healing, deliverance, and to raise up disciples. Our commission was found in Isaiah 61, the same scriptures Jesus opened for the inauguration of His ministry in Luke 4. It was in November of 1996 after many confirmations that Hosanna Fellowship began. For two and a half years we met at the Holiday Inn in Johnson City as well as in homes and dorms during the week. Later in 1999, God opened the door for us to meet in the Old Boone’s Creek United Methodist Church building. It was there, that a deepening understanding of the Lord’s purposes for Hosanna were realized. We truly were called to be a Healing Balm, a House of Prayer, a Training Center, and a gathering of Worshipful People. In 2003, the time to move had come. The Lord opened the present location of 715 Sunset Drive for us to purchase, settle, and continue to grow to see His Kingdom advance in our hearts and throughout East Tennessee and the World.
Our Vision and Mission
May we see the Gospel of Jesus proclaimed, believed, and lived in our lives, the Tri-Cities, and the world. Because of His work in our lives, we as a church family are committed to loving and serving Jesus and people. We seek to restore, disciple, and equip believers through relationships found in small group and congregational gatherings. Through extravagant worship, prophetic prayer, and relevant preaching of God’s word, we passionately pursue God’s presence in order to minister the Good News of salvation and healing to those here (among us), near (neighbors and communities), and there (other places the Lord sends us to).