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ERLC’s Psalm 139 Project to dedicate new ultrasound machines at Hope Resource Center in Knoxville, Tennessee

May 5, 2021

Nashville, Tenn., May 5, 2021—The Psalm 139 Project, a pro-life ministry of the Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention, will dedicate two new ultrasound machines and celebrate the ministry of Hope Resource Center in Knoxville, Tenn. at a special ceremony on May 6.

The celebration event will be held at Hope Resource Center (2700 Painter Ave SW, Knoxville, TN 37919), May 6 at 11:00 a.m. EST. Members of the press interested in attending should email [email protected] for more details.

The Psalm 139 Project focuses on aiding pregnancy resource centers by securing ultrasound machines and providing training for their use. The centers use the machines in their life-saving work to support women and families in crisis pregnancy situations, helping many to make the choice for life. 

Elizabeth Graham, ERLC’s vice president of operations and life initiatives, will be in attendance at the ceremony along with Randy C. Davis, president & executive director of the Tennessee Baptist Mission Board. 

“I am thrilled to announce The Psalm 139 Project has donated two ultrasound machines to Hope Resource Center to continue their courageous work in providing life-saving ministry to women and families in the East Tennessee region,” said Graham. “For us, as Christians, we do this work because we believe that every human being is made in the image of God and reflects his dignity and goodness.”

Hope Resource Center was founded in 1997 and has served more than 30,000 patients with pregnancy resource services in its 24 years of service. The center is fully funded through individuals, businesses and churches and all services are provided at no cost to the patients.

“We are honored to partner with the ERLC as we seek to make life an option for moms and babies in our community,” said Andrew Wood, executive director of Hope Resource Center. “These two machines will allow us to better serve our patients as we provide expert medical care in their time of need. We have been serving Knoxville for 24 years and this partnership is a testament to our work, our longevity, and the willingness of our partners to continue to step up and make HOPE a reality for thousands of women.”

In 2020, the ERLC’s Psalm 139 Project placed an ultrasound machine at Palmetto Women’s Center in Rock Hill, S.C.; Mosaic Sexual Health Clinic in Tallahassee, Florida; and another ultrasound machine at Care Net Pregnancy Center of Las Cruces in Las Cruces, New Mexico. The ERLC announced in December 2020 that the Psalm 139 Project would be donating 10 ultrasound machines to pregnancy resource centers across the country. This is the most machines the ERLC has ever placed at a given time. 

The Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention and all of its subordinate ministries are accredited by the Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability. Tax-deductible gifts may be made to ERLC, 901 Commerce Street, Nashville, Tenn., 37203. Learn more at psalm139project.com.

Elizabeth Bristow

Elizabeth Bristow serves as the Press Secretary. Elizabeth oversees press and media operations for the organization. She received a B.A. in Public Relations and Marketing from Union University in 2010. She and her husband reside in Texas and are blessed with two beautiful children. Read More by this Author