Please join us for our fourth annual Fall banquet. 

Each year we ask members of the community to join us to learn more about Renovatus.  We invite you to hear stories directly from our founder, Pete Higgs and from residents whose lives are being impacted by Renovatus.  Also enjoy music, wonderful food and hearing from our special guest speakers.  We’ll also tell you the ways you can get involved to help the ministry continue to restore lives through giving, volunteering, praying and telling others about our story.

This year, we have the pleasure of hosting two guest speakers including a testimony from Jason Goodman of the Metropolitan Drug Commission and keynote speaker Monty Burks, Director of Faith Based Initiatives with the Tennessee Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services.  Read more about our speakers below.

 

When: Thursday November 8, 2018 at 7:00pm

Where: First United Methodist Church on Carson-Newman Campus
2011 Branner Ave, Jefferson City, TN 37760

Please RSVP or send any questions to renovatusrc@gmail.com

 

Guest Speaker: Mr. Daniel Watson

Daniel lived in poverty with his two sisters and single mother. Through his traumatic upbringing Daniel came to know Jesus at the age of 15. In 2001, he graduated Johnson University with his BA, and married his high school sweetheart, Mandy Byrd. He served West Towne Christian Church as an Associate Minister of Outreach for seven years.

Then in 2007, Daniel and Mandy launched The Restoration House after two years of research and development. The Restoration House is a nonprofit dedicated to holistically empowering low-income single mothers and their children to break the cycle of poverty.

Mandy and Daniel’s multiracial family is made up of three beautiful adopted children, two from Knoxville, and one from Ethiopia. Over the last 15 years. Daniel’s understanding of the Gospel has grown to become less individualistic and more Kingdom centric. In that journey his passion for justice, restoration, and reconciliation continues to be all consuming.