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Carson Springs Baptist Conference Center

Newport TN

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End of Project Report

May 26, 2018

We finished the Carson Springs project about 4:30 PM yesterday (Thursday May 22), literally as their cleaning crew were moving in. Over the past three weeks, 19 COM members from TN, SC, AL, and GA put in more than 1420 hours to rebuild the interior of a lodge with 7-bedrooms, 4-baths, plus entry and kitchen. In addition, several trustees from the local county jail helped handle heavy materials and primed most of the interior walls. We were unable to complete installation of carpet tiles and baseboard. These will be completed after the busy summer season concludes. It was an exhausting but fulfilling three weeks and our work was greatly appreciated by the director and staff at Carson Springs who fed us well each day at lunch. This group had a big appetite!!

Here are the attached BEFORE and AFTER photos.

Ed Sandidge

May 1 - 25, 2018

Note: The conference center will provide one meal a day.

Project Description

Dormatory building with seven rooms and 4 baths. Move walls, install four new shower stalls and sink/vanities, install four new tankless water heaters, insulate walls, install and finish sheetrock on walls, install doors, trim doors and windows, prime and paint. The electrical and plumbing has been completed by others.


Carson Springs Road near Newport, TN. Take I-40 to exit 432B (left exit traveling East). Turn right onto Carson Springs Road beside the Exxon station at the end of the ramp. Follow Carson Springs Road approximately 3 miles to the entrance of Baptist Conference Center. Campsites are located immediately past the main campus. There are 11 sites total, 5 are 50 amp, all are full hookup, and all are gravel.

Contact: Ed Sandidge 423-677-7785