Welcome to Old Mill Ministries!
Directors Andy & Lisa Zeggert
Welcome to the Old Mill Ministries website. As you visit, you will see we are missionaries, on the front lines, serving, assisting and helping those in need. Most anywhere you go in the back country of the Appalachian Mountains you will see those who are living without hope, without knowing the truth and without jobs or financial means.
You will find poverty that has extended itself from months into years into generation upon generation. These people are living in darkness, lost, without hope and have accepted this as a way of life. Many of those who have been blessed are oblivious to seeing the needs locally. Sure, they know there are people living in poverty. they say - "poverty is everywhere and the poor will always be among us" and this is true but this kind of poverty is not everywhere in our country because this has gone on for several generations.
Old Mill Ministries holds two major outreaches annually. The Back to School Bash is held at the Old Mill Music Park in Laurel Bloomery. Hundreds of children and their families enjoy a day of fun and every child in attendance receives a bag of school supplies. At our 2nd outreach, A Christmas Celebration, families are invited to Johnson County High School to celebrate the season with a meal, program and at the finale, children in attendance are blessed with a Christmas Care Box.
You can see some of our photos from previous outreaches by visiting this link.
News and Events
A Christmas Celebration - Saturday December 17, 2016
Old Mill Ministries held it's 9th Annual Christmas Celebration on December 17th in Mountain City, TN. More than 400 guests were served a traditional turkey and dressing meal with all the trimmings at the Johnson County Army National Guard building. New and gently used coats, shoes and clothing were available to all who joined in the festivities.
Following the meal, Pastor Andy Zeggert shared with everyone the birth of Christ, and “Santa Claus” met all the children who were present at the Toy Room to give them an opportunity to pick out their own special toy. Teenagers were blessed with new hats, gloves, socks and back to school items and the adults were given treat bags filled with fruit and candy. The Christmas Celebration continues to grow each year and more and more families are introduced to our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. This is the true meaning of Christmas, to bring the light into darkness, to show the love of Christ.
We would like to thank all who came to the Christmas Celebration and volunteered. We also want to thank all those that donated clothes, coats, food, toys and money to make this outreach possible. We are blessed beyond words to have such amazing people to partner with Old Mill Ministries.
May God abundantly bless all of you as you have blessed the precious people of Johnson County, TN.
2016 BACK TO SCHOOL BASH
A little rain early in the day
didn't dampen the spirits to the more than 400 who enjoyed the Old Mill Ministries 9th annual Back to School Bash held at the Old Mill Music Park in Laurel Bloomery, TN on July 30, 2016! Families enjoyed the opportunity to take what they needed from the hundreds of free clothing and household items and then enjoy a hotdog lunch with chips and cookies and beverage. There were sno-cones, balloons, bounce house and face painting for the children to partake of. DJ services and music was provided by the praise band of Mulls Chapel Baptist Church in Connolly Springs, NC.
Pastor Andy Zeggert gathered the crowd and welcomed everyone to the event. Speaking at the outreach was Pastor Shawn Ramsey from Mulls Chapel Baptist Church. Following the invitation to accept Christ, an open invitation to be baptized at the creek was given. Many accepted the call, and in addition to the dozens of
salvations, over 40 baptisms were celebrated! Delores Brown writes, “Wonderful Back to School Bash today. I’m so proud of every soul that was saved today and everyone that was baptized. My 7 year
old granddaughter Catrina was one of them. She said she would never
be baptized, and today she asked me to go down to the creek. Jesus wants me to be baptized. I was proud of her! Thank you, Andy, the Holy Spirit was really working today.”
Another highlight of the Bash was the presentation of 450 filled book bags which were presented to children in attendance and later to the community. Pastors Ron and Phyllis Lambright of
Freedom Christian Center in Fort Mill, SC, along with
Pastor Andy Zeggert prayed over each age group prior to personally handing each child their bag.
It is our hearts desire that every person we come in contact with knows that God loves them, God has a special purpose for their life, and that God does not want anyone to perish. He loves us so much that He sent His only Son… not to judge or condemn us but to set us free… and He has sent us, along with you, to share the Good News of Jesus Christ with everyone possible.
We were excited to have Johnson City channel 5 WCYB cover our event. Visit this link to see the video.
Volunteers Make Our Event!
Old Mill Ministries would like to thank the businesses and individuals who supported them with their donations and prayers, the South Mountain Baptist Mission Team for the volunteer staff and donations, members of Freedom Christian Center Mountain City, friends from the community, and Old Mill Ministries volunteers.
Thank you to all who made our 2016 Outreaches a huge success. Each year the number who attend our outreach grows, and so do the number of our volunteers. Together we are making a difference. We thank God for the support of everyone that serves this ministry as we minister to the needs of the children of Johnson County. We are truly grateful for supporting us with your hard work, your time, your finances, and your prayers. We count it an honor to work side by side with you as we together show the love of Christ to all who will receive it.