Bend me, bend the Church, and bend the nations!

Evan Roberts

Bend me, bend the Church, and bend the nations!

Evan Roberts

Whether you’re new to church, have been a Christian for many years, or are looking for a fresh start, you’re welcome here. Our hope is to give you a place where you experience a fresh, enjoyable connection to God and a community of people.

Our heart is simple and pure, we have one cry: Bend Me! This was the prayer that Evan Roberts prayed that gave birth to the Great Awakening. That mighty outpouring shook the whole world. Our fellowship is a group of hungry people who know there has to be more to God than just church as usual, so we pray “Bend Me, Bend The Church, and Bend the Nations!”

We keep our focus simple so we can have the biggest impact possible. Everything we do as a family is filtered through our focus on helping every person live the full life for which God created all of us.

At The Bend we desire four things for everyone who comes:

  1. Find God – We believe God wants us to know Him personally! We don’t believe in just practicing religion, but having a deep, life giving relationship with God through His son Jesus. Our worship times are designed to facilitate this personal growth in God.

  2. Find Freedom – Jesus came that we might have an abundant life – a life of freedom! People are designed by God to do life together; life is too hard to do alone. We want The Bend to be a place full of authentic people that you can be real with, a family that loves you as you are, but also challenges you to become everything you  have been created to be.

  3. Find Purpose – We are all important in God’s plan, we all have a divine purpose. We want to help you discover that purpose and enjoy the journey with you. We believe that no one person can fulfill those potential alone. The Bible teaches that the “new wine” (the new thing God wants to do) is in the cluster.

  4. Find Mission – God’s ultimate plan for all of us is not just to have Church, but to be the Church. You and I are called to make an impact on the lives of those around us. Whether our life purpose is ministry or the marketplace we should live the life of Christ in such a way that it touches people deeply. The Bend isn’t only a church, it’s a movement that takes the whole Gospel to the whole world!

We are so glad that God has led you to check us out. Now take the plunge, jump in and become a part of The Bend – WE NEED YOU!

—Shane Warren


At our new facility at 1810 N. Dixie, Cookeville, TN, 38501. 

Gathering time: Sunday at 9:00 AM and 11:00 AM – Invite your friends and family to come and be a part of our worship gathering and come as you are! Childcare will be provided.  

We will continue to pray for you daily, and would love to hear from you.  Drop us a line at the bottom of this page or email us at:

You can also  join us online  for worship, teaching and live fellowship and prayer in chat via Facebook.  See you there!