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
Here are the attached BEFORE and AFTER photos.
May 1 - 25, 2018
Note: The conference center will provide one meal a day.
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.