Children of God: The Jesus Freaks

Children of God: The Jesus Freaks (1970)

In 1970, local television reporter Carl Warner infiltrated the then-notorious Children of God Church, once located in the Cumberland Avenue area. During the hippie-era,  this church was a haven for local youth seeking alternative ways of worshiping, with members practicing communal living. The idea was a bit too radical for the Knoxville of the early 1970s, leading to rumors of illegal drug use, group orgies, and thievery. Reporter Warner get the real scoop on what actually took place behind closed doors.

Tennessee Archive of Moving Image and Sound

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