We LOVE our volunteers!

We really do love our volunteers. We would not be able to be in ministry without our volunteers! This weekend, at our George Bass Brick and Mortar Fund Dinner, we recognized several people who have been dedicated “Fishers of People”.

2017 Fisher of People

Volunteer of the Year – John McCarty

John has been a dedicated volunteer to Mountain T.O.P. since his first year as a YSM camper in 1996. He was then on summer staff in 1999, 2000 and 2002. He has since been a YSM adult camper and helped with construction specific training workshops since 2005. John continually helped during Friends Weekend and with special camp projects.

Fisher of People Hall of Fame Inductees

  • George Bass
  • Lorene Bass
  • Tony Brawner
  • Linda Coleback
  • Dan Jacobson
  • Dr. Sam Young

Thank you for your service and dedication to this ministry and the Mountain!


“All are Equal in the Eyes of God”

IMG_9709Along with recognition of our dedicated volunteers, we were privileged to hear Trish Holliday, daughter of our Founder and first Executive Director George Bass, speak about his vision for Mountain T.O.P.

At the event Trish said, “The cornerstone of his vision was to create a place where there were no second class citizens – a place were those who come to volunteer can experience renewal, growth, and hope – a place where those served realize they are valued and important and all are equal in the eyers of God. That place is right here in the heart of the Cumberland Mountains.”


Thank You!

With donations, pledges, silent auction, and live auction, we raised $5,381.21. Thank you to everyone who helped make the event a success!

Special thanks to those who contributed donations to our dinner and  silent auction:

  • The Dutch Maid Bakery
  • Mountain Goat Market
  • Fiber Farm
  • Pied Piper Creamery
  • Edley’s BBQ
  • Wick’s Pies
  • Bloomin’ Creations
  • Eric Dempsey
  • Mary Ann Cox
  • Fred and Dickie Kaserman
  • Mac Smith
  • David Freeman
  • Thomas Harness
  • Jan Lloyd-Gohl
  • Henry Nunley
  • Reed Bradford
  • Chad Dorton
  • Scott Dorton
  • Phil and Terry Mayhew
  • Glynn Simmons
  • Tony Brawner
  • Stephanie Carr
  • The Bass Family

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