The Christ Prince of Peace Retreat Center is located on 52 acres nestled between the Hiwassee River and the Cherokee National Forest in Benton, Tenn.
Located approximately an hour to an hour and a half’s drive from both the Knoxville and Chattanooga areas, the CPOP Retreat Center was recently acquired by the Diocese of Knoxville through generous donors. The property includes a small church, a chapel, the retreat center, guest residences, and numerous places to pray and reflect outdoors.
Al Forsythe, the Director of Youth and Young Adult Ministry for the diocese, is the Director for the Christ Prince of Peace Center and can be contacted by e-mail at CPOP@dioknox.org, or by phone at 865-584-3307 ext. 5754 or to reserve the facility for your group retreat contact Karen Byrne at 865-806-3307 ext. 5739.
From Knoxville, take I-75 South to exit 52 toward Athens, turn left onto TN-305. After driving 4.9 miles on TN-305, turn left on Green Street, then take a left onto TN-30 or David W. Lillard Memorial Hwy. After 8.8 miles on TN-30, turn right onto TN-30 E/
From downtown Chattanooga, take I-24 East to I-75 North. After 34.2 miles, take exit 36 toward TN-163/
250 Locke Lane
Benton, TN 37307
Christ Prince of Peace Retreat Center
c/o The Chancery
805 S. Northshore Drive
Knoxville, TN 37919