CrossNet Baptist Association (Bradley County Association of Baptists)

There are approximately 55 Baptist churches in Bradley County that fellowship and work together to reach and minister to people. Featured are ministries for Disaster Relief and Ocoee Outreach home repairs.  

3% of our Budget is given to CrossNet with another .3% (one-third of one percent) designated for their Community Ministries such as Ocoee Outreach and Project Helping Hands. 

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Tennessee Baptist Convention

North Cleveland Baptist is one of more than 3200 Baptist Churches in Tennessee that fellowship and work together to reach and minister to people in our state.  

The TBC supports 3 colleges, one academy, 13 children’s home campuses, adult homes, 2 conference centers, as well as a staff to serve church in our state in many areas of outreach and ministry.  Over 9% of our budget giving supports the Tennessee Baptist Convention. 

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Southern Baptist Convention

More than 47,500 Baptist churches in America cooperate together in national and worldwide effort of missions.  The total reported membership in SBC churches is 15.8 million.    

The SBC operates two Mission Boards: 

  • The International Mission Board with over 4,000+ missionaries in 126 countries.
  • The North American Mission Board with over 5,000 missionaries in the US, Caribbean, Canada, and Guam

The SBC also operates 6 theological seminaries.  

About 7% of our budget gifts support SBC causes.  

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Tennessee Baptist Collegiate Ministries

NCBC sends a gift equal to .33% (one-third of one percent) of our undesignated offerings to support our local Baptist Collegiate Ministries serving Cleveland State Community College and Lee University. 

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Family Promise of Bradley County

Family Promise is a local ministry to homeless families in transition. Our church is a founding member of this organization. In addition to $2000.00 of annual financial support, we host the families they are assisting for four weeks a year. 

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School Partnerships/Ocoee Middle School/Oak Grove Elementary School/ Big City University

Ocoee Middle School is our Partner School. Volunteers from our congregation seek to give monthly encouragement to the OMS Staff and Faculty.

Leggett Family Ministry

Chris Leggett’s Family are former missionaries in West Africa. Chris was killed on the mission field in the summer of 2009. His wife and family continue in mission work both in Africa and with internationals in our local area.  

New Hope Crisis Pregnancy Center

New Hope Pregnancy Center supplies Christian ministry and resources for individuals and families facing challenging pregnancies.

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Foundation House

Foundation House is a local ministry assisting single mothers and their children. They provide housing, job skills, training, counseling, and other resources enabling these ladies toward independence and a higher quality of life.  

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The Caring Place

The Caring Place is a local Christian benevolent ministry. They manage a thorough food pantry, clothes closet, and extend other ministries to the disadvantaged in our community. 

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The Cleveland Community Center

The Cleveland Community Shelter provides local Emergency Housing.


Kairos is a ministry to incarcerated individuals. Buddy Arnold, Janelle Martin, Jim Lawrence, and others from our church serve in this ministry.

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Freedom’s Promise

Freedom’s Promise is a Tennessee Based ministry working to prevent Human Trafficking in Cambodia and Myanmar.  

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Trek Thru Truth

Trek thru Truth is a local endeavor to create a Children’s Bible Museum in our area. Doug Cawood is one of the principal leaders.

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4 C’s Program

Formerly known as “Rocket Program” this program assists disadvantaged children at enrolled at Cleveland Middle School

Open Eyes Ministry

In 2019 a student team from our church worked in Honduras with Open Eyes Ministry.  Their mission is to provide evangelical and social services (feeding ministry, orphanage, etc.) to the disadvantaged.  This team returned with a contagious conviction for our church to partner deeply with this good work. Beyond our budget gift, a significant amount of financial support is given to Open Eyes Ministry through individuals in our congregation. 

Isaiah 117 House

This ministry provides a short-term caring environment for children being taken into the care of the Department of Child Services.  

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Operation Christmas Child

Throughout the year North Cleveland Baptist collects thousands of small toys, school supplies, and health items. In November our church family gathers on a Saturday morning to pack and pray over the thousands of boxes we prepared. NCBC also pays the full shipping costs needed to send these shoeboxes to disadvantaged children around the world. Along with the gift of the shoe box, the message is shared that Jesus is God’s gift to our world.

Weekday Childcare Ministries

North Cleveland Baptist provides full-time preschool child care starting at six weeks old and continuing until the children graduate into kindergarten. Our typical enrollment is about 50 children. We have a devoted and experienced staff. Many of them have been with our center for ten or more years.