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Summit on Church Security

April 05, 2018

COM put on a city-wide Summit on Church Security  together with the Williamson County Sheriff’s Office, hosting around 150 members of church security teams and those interested in keeping our city safe. 

WCSO Provides Ministry, Steering Lives in a Positive Direction

February 23, 2018

Williamson County Sheriff’s Office has been providing Jail Ministry Services since 1984. Under the guidance of Sheriff Jeff Long, Minister Corky French and myself, this service has evolved over the years. Each year, approximately 275 badges are issued to clergy and church members to deliver services.                         

Suicides from Natchez Trace Bridge

January 10, 2018

In Tennessee, three people die due to suicide every day.  In 2016, the most recent year for data, 1,110 people died from suicide; 21 of those suicides occurred in Williamson County.

COM on Joy in Our Town

April 17, 2017

Hope Loftis of Joy in Our Town interviews Corky French and Dean Barham as they explain how Community Outreach Ministries reaches hundreds in our community through areas of ministry: Behind the Badge, Breathe for Caregivers, Outside the Lines, Unleash and more.

A source of comfort in the terrible night

January 24, 2017

Corky French is a big man with broad shoulders, which is a good thing because he helps carry the burden for many traumatized and grieving people in Williamson County.  Since 2003 Corky has been making house calls — the kind you’d never want to make and the kind you hope to never get.

Serving Those Who Serve

September 30, 2008

Corky French is the real thing.  His genuine care for the people he meets is carried out in his daily life.  The depth of his desire to share God with people who need Him can only be found in a man who has been called by the Lord Himself to do just that.  Corky is the founder and senior minister of Community Outreach Ministries.  

Ministry Helps Heal the Broken and Wounded

October 08, 2010

French offers a shoulder to cry on and shares God's love on people's worst days.  


Corky French lives life like an on-call emergency responder.  He's constantly on call, responding to serious vehicle accidents, crime scenes and other crises.  He's always looked upon for healing, but he's far from a police officer or paramedic. 

Time & Treatment Turn Drug Offenders Around

First three to complete 'Drug Court' program show dramatic changes. 

It was a day Susan Green thought would never come and a ceremony she almost chose not to attend.  Green, Bryant Chrisman and Codi Harrison were honored Tuesday night as the first graduating class of the 21st Judicial District Drug Court Program. They are Drug Court's first success story. 

Messenger of Peace and Pain

Foundation raises money to support chaplain's work as grief and personal counselor. 

Corky French has knocked on many doors knowing that the people behind them will be forever changed by what he's about to say.  The Williamson County Sheriff's Office calls French in to deliver the most heart-wrenching news, usually to complete strangers.  

Bringing Light into the World

Help. Hope. Healing.  That's the mission of Community Outreach Ministries, a nondenominational ministry in Franklin founded by Corky French.  French spent over 20 years serving in churches before branching out to help those in our community who need it most and he's challenging others to do the same.  "When Jesus talked about being salt, light and leaven, I believe He intended for us to get out of our 'church' world and into our communities."   

COM Fills a Need

December 01, 2006

His voice is soft and gentle, his smile quick and his eyes are penetrating, but Corky French is there to listen, care, console, advise and "love on every person I can and let them know there's a God who cares about them."  A church minister for more than 20 years, French reached a point where he was frustrated with what was happening within the church community.  As a volunteer chaplain, he saw a need and an opportunity.    

Bringing Light out of the Sanctuary

October 24, 2003

Former Otter Creek minister starts new outreach agency to 'get out on the streets.'


After serving 24 of the past 26 years in local church ministry, Corky French wanted out.  He saw so much need he couldn't reach that he couldn't get excited about the administrative parts of ministry any more.   

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