Emmaus Abbey Church

"An Ancient Faith, Reaching a New Generation, Lived in Holy Community" Knoxville, TN
Emmaus Abbey Church

Who We Are

Emmaus Abbey Parish is a conservative Christian church that centers its worship on "Spirit, Word and Sacrament." We are an "Ancient Faith Future Church," meaning we are a Christian church that believes the road to the future runs through the past. And this is really what “Ancient-Future” means: Our worship and spirituality are deeply rooted in classic Christianity. We’re convinced that the faith and practice of the ancient Church will engage our culture more effectively and provide a way forward in a time of almost unbelievable transition and change. So, first we want you to know that we're not a traditional church, as most folks define it, and never will be.
We have little interest in religious denominational or institutional survival or the traditional ways of measuring success. We seek to minister to the unchurched and those committed to genuine church fellowship. If you are looking for a church trying to do the next post modern worship gig...seeking Calvinism , or if you’re a seeker after modern church programs, our community is probably not for you. We are not a denominational church; we are a Communion of churches meaning we are seeking to reclaim the faith of the early church. All of our Christian churches in U.S. have the same services prayer, reading of scripture, praise and worship music, communion, time for healing prayer and fellowship after service. We seek to evangelize, disciple people to disciple others in the Christian faith. Our worship is simple and straight forward...we preach, we teach, take communion and adhere to the faith once delivered.
Our congregation consists of many Methodists, Presbyterians, Baptists , Anglicans, Catholics and Nazarene's wanting to get back to conservative morals and values.

About Us

Casual, Conservative, Friendly, Spirit-filled, Historic, Lively, Young families, Neighborhood-focused, Multigenerational

Missions, Addiction/Recovery, Community Service, Faith and Work, Children's Ministry

Passionate Reverent, Praise and Worship

Episcopal (CEC-NA)



January 2013

Plan Your Visit



7317 Glastonbury Rd.
Knoxville, TN 37931



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Our Services

What are services like?
We are a three streams church meaning: we worship in "Spirit, Word and Sacrament." We are a lively passionate and blended worship of contemporary praise and worship music.

What is the community like?
We are a group of broken people who love God and want to serve him. Our approach to ministry is to meet people where they are at in life, then love them into our community.

What if I'm not a Christian?
We are just like you, people searching for truth as we walk through life. We do not have all the answers, but we know the Christ who does.

Leadership View all


Brett Travis

Dr. Travis is the pastor of Emmaus Abbey church, Knoxville, TN. He is a graduate of Fuller Theological Seminary; Southern Baptist Theological Seminary and Liberty University with degree in Christian counseling. The church is affiliated with the independent Charismatic Episcopal Church of America, not to be confused with the Episcopal Church USA or the Anglican church in America. We are evangelical, liturgical and sacramental in worship and meet at 7317 Glastonbury Road every Sunday at 1030am. Everyone is welcome!

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  • What a vibrant and welcoming fellowship. When I arrived for services everyone greeted me with open arms. I loved the worship and music. I'll be back.
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