Neverfail Community Ministries . . .

serving rural portions of  Cumberland, Putnam, and White counties on the Cumberland Plateau of eastern middle Tennessee




Who We Are

 (Last updated 2/10)

Who are we?

Neverfail Community Church  (started in 1999) , is a very small group (currently about 15) of  Christian believers committed to being ambassadors of the Kingdom of God to our extended community by our words and actions. Since nearly its beginning, NCC has been pleased to be affiliated with Tennessee Cooperative Baptist Fellowship, and Cooperative Baptist Fellowship and is  a Tennessee non-profit corporation.  IRS 501(c)(3)  Recognition of Exemption has been approved. We are honored to be about the mission of being Christ’s heart, feet and hands to our neighbors. Our prayers are that He will use us in partnership with others to bring not just help, but life giving transformation to our community.


What is our vision?

Luke 4:14-21 (KJV)
14 And Jesus returned in the power of the Spirit into Galilee: and there went out a fame of him through all the region round about. 15 And he taught in their synagogues, being glorified of all. 16 And he came to Nazareth, where he had been brought up: and, as his custom was, he went into the synagogue on the sabbath day, and stood up for to read. 17 And there was delivered unto him the book of the prophet Esaias. And when he had opened the book, he found the place where it was written,
18 The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he hath anointed me to preach the gospel to the poor; he hath sent me to heal the brokenhearted, to preach deliverance to the captives, and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty them that are bruised,
19 To preach the acceptable year of the Lord.

20 And he closed the book, and he gave it again to the minister, and sat down. And the eyes of all them that were in the synagogue were fastened on him. 21 And he began to say unto them, This day is this scripture fulfilled in your ears.

John 14:12 (KJV)
12 Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on me, the works that I do shall he do also; and greater works than these shall he do; because I go unto my Father.

We believe that the first scripture quoted above reveals to us Jesus' mission statement. The second scripture quoted directs that Jesus' mission statement must be our mission statement. Neverfail Community Church seeks to bring honor to our God, who is the creator and sustainer of all things, through learning and practicing Godly love, mercy, grace and accountability towards one another, towards others in  congregations nearby, and towards our neighbors whoever they may be.  We seek to offer both a gracious welcome into the Kingdom of God AND a demanding and exciting discipleship as we follow in Christ's steps.

How did we get here?

Neverfail Community Church is right in the middle of the community where founding pastors Emily and Eliot Roberts have lived and worked for more than two decades. The work was conceived and birthed by concern and compassion for their neighbors. God brought together a small group of similarly motivated people from the community for weekly prayer throughout 1999. Vision and direction for the new church congregation was discerned through that year of prayer and study. The first public worship service was an Easter sunrise service and breakfast in 2000. The church quickly partnered with TCBF and CBF and were blessed with two years of small grants from TCBF which assisted in supporting Emily Roberts as the first “Community Missionary.”



What do we teach?

click here to read our Statement of Faith adopted June 3, 2001.

what we believe the Bible says you must do to be saved.

if you are a new Christian looking for some simple faith building studies, click here.



How are we organized?

click here to read        our Constitution and By-Laws.

click here to see our   Tennessee Nonprofit Corporate Charter

click here to see our   IRS 501(c)(3) letter

click here to see our   Corporate Annual Report

click here to see our   Tennessee State Sales Tax Exemption Certificate

mailing address: Neverfail Community Church, Inc. c/o 2080 Red Rd. Sparta TN 38583


Who are our ministers?

Pastor Emily Roberts   click here to e-mail Emily

Pastor Eliot Roberts     click here to e-mail Eliot

Clerk/secretary: Brenda Jones

Treasurer: Eliot Roberts

Assistant Treasurer: Christy Miller


Emily and Eliot serve as pastors of  Neverfail Community Church bi-vocationally. Eliot operates  Cumberland Pianoworks, tuning and servicing pianos in homes and churches in the eastern portion of Middle Tennessee and the Cumberland Plateau area. Click here to visit the piano business' web site. Emily operates Rose Hall's Mountain Farm  Kennel and raises large size AKC German Shepherds. Click here to visit the dog kennel's web site.