Summer Recap

by admin

Camp is always one of our favorite times of the year, as we get to spend a few solid days with our kids. Bonding and opportunities of deeper conversations and experiences in God’s presence proved to be the experience this summer. Words will be hard to justly depict what God did in the lives of…



“I know where she is.”

by admin

This year, at Austin East’s graduation, I found myself reflecting back to 2011 and the empty chairs. There were two empty chairs sitting alone in a row in front of the graduating seniors. They represented two lives that had been tragically taken through acts of violence—something that is all too common in our urban communities.…



Four Letter Words

by admin

I was putting safety cones back in the storage closet at one of the Boys and Girls Clubs where we had just done Sidewalk Sonday School. He caught me off guard as he wrapped his arms around my legs and cried, “Don’t leave Mr. Bill. I want you to stay.” Most of the time a beautiful…



It’s just around the corner . . .

by admin

Overseas mission trips can be exciting, but we are seeing the nations come to our own backyard. This summer we have the opportunity to launch three (3) new Sidewalk Sonday School sites that will potentially allow us to reach five hundred (500) more children and their families. Many of the families we will be reaching are from…



ERISA Services, Inc. 3rd Annual Golf Tournament

by admin

KICKO is honored to be the beneficiary of ERISA’s 3rd Annual Charity Golf Tournament. The date is Monday, April 21st.  We are actually targeting 2 flights ( a double shotgun ) this year because of the increased turnout for the last 2 years.  We had almost 130 golfers last year, and anticipate the afternoon flight…



Spring 2014 Volunteer Team Meeting

by admin

Come and find out how you can make a difference in the lives of inner city children. Join us at 7 pm on Monday, January 27th at Macedonia United Methodist Church, 4630 Holston Drive, Knoxville, TN 37914.  Get info on Sidewalk Sonday School & KICKO’s Youth ministry for the fall. No special skills needed, just…



Christmas at KICKO

by admin

For some of our neighbors Christmas is not the “most wonderful time of the year.” In fact, for those living in poverty, Christmas can be downright depressing. That’s why we try to make sure that every child who comes to the Christmas Sonday school lesson receives a smile, a big hug and a wrapped Christmas…



KICKO’s Annual Wrap Party . . . Join us!

by admin

Each year KICKO’s has their annual Wrap Party, not ‘rap’ party (that’s for another time). We will be wrapping nearly 1,000 gifts that will be given out at our Christmas Sidewalk Sonday School sites. We like to echo that at Christmas “toys become tools in the hands of God.” Oftentimes, these gifts are the only…



KICKO Banquet with Guest Speaker Inky Johnson

by admin

On Tuesday, October 15, 2013, KICKO will be having their annual Celebration Banquet, featuring guest speaker Inky Johnson. Inky, a former Tennessee Volunteer Defensive Back, grew up in a tough area of inner city Atlanta, Georgia, Inquoris “Inky” Johnson thought that his football skills would be his ticket to a better life. He worked hard, honed those…



Back 2 School

by admin

Join us in prayer for this new school year, for our students, our staff/faculty, and parents. You will enjoy this video as well: A Prayer for Back to School Our Heavenly Father, In a season of life when parenting decisions seem to loom larger than life itself, we humbly ask for your guidance. While the…