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From I-40 in West Knoxville, take Pellissippi Parkway (Exit 376, Hwy 162 N) north towards Oak Ridge. Go 3.7 miles to the Hardin Valley Road exit and turn left (going west) onto Hardin Valley Road. Travel 2.3 miles (passing Steele Road) and HVCOC will be on the right just past the Food City.

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Jesus is Our Message
Who We Are in Christ
Who We Are at Hardin Valley
Biblical Basis for Our Faith
Honoring Christ
You Are Invited

We are who we are because of who Jesus is and what He accomplished. Jesus left heaven according to the will of God the Father, took on our flesh, being born of a virgin, lived a sinless life, and was crucified as an innocent man according to God's eternal plan. He was raised from the grave and lives forever at the right hand of God the Father in heaven. His death on the cross paid the penalty for our sins and His resurrection points to His power to raise us from the grave.

Therefore, all that we are and all that we seek to be are centered in Christ. We seek to be conformed to the likeness of Jesus Christ. Thankfully, through the study of the Bible, God's inspired Word, we can know Christ and His will for our life. We seek God and place no trust in our ability to save ourselves through a righteousness of our own. Thankfully, when we place our trust in Jesus, we are made righteous by God and our sins are forgiven because of His sacrifice on the cross. We are delivered from sin and made alive again by God's grace.

We want to be just Christians, following Christ alone. We intentionally resist the dangerous pitfalls of religious systems created by man, Christian or otherwise. We seek to be held captive in the love of Christ and His Word rather than remain captive to sin or even by religious traditions or the rules of men that would set aside the Word of God.