What is Sozo?

Lookout Mountain from Signal Mountain

What does “sozo” mean?  It is a biblical Greek word that is translated to save, heal and deliver. 


“You will call his name Jesus, for he will save (sozo) his people from their sins.”  Matthew 1:21. 


“ … a woman who had suffered from a discharge of blood for twelve years came up behind him and touched the fringe of his garment, for she said to herself, ‘If I only touch his garment, I will be made well (sozo).’ Jesus turned, and seeing her he said, ‘Take heart, daughter; your faith has made you well (sozo).’ And instantly the woman was made well (sozo).”  Matthew 9:20-22


Referring to the one from whom Jesus cast out the legion of demons into the pigs, it says, “And those who had seen it told them how the demonized man had been healed (sozo).”  Luke 8:36

It is common that people suffer “soul injuries” throughout life, sometimes beginning even from the womb, or inherited generationally and those hurts can often result in spiritual, emotional and physical maladies.

“According to the American Psychological Association, chronic stress is linked to the six leading causes of death: heart disease, cancer, lung ailments, accidents, cirrhosis of the liver and suicide. And more than 75 percent of all physician office visits are for stress-related ailments and complaints.

Chronic stress can affect your brain, suppress your thyroid, cause blood sugar imbalances, decrease bone density and muscle tissue, raise blood pressure, reduce your immunity and ability to heal, and increase fat deposits around your abdomen that are associated with heart attacks, strokes and elevated “bad” cholesterol.”

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Sozo Chattanooga is a free prayer ministry, dedicated to bringing Jesus’ saving, healing and delivering power to the whole person, spirit, soul and body.

If you would like prayer for any reason, feel free to make an appointment.

You can call Dan Pinckney at 423-648-SOZO (7696) or mobile phone 239-860-1358 and he and one or two others will pray for you.

Dan Pinckney is an ordained Presbyterian minister, married to Iara from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil and they have an adult son. They have served as missionaries in Quito, Ecuador, Rome, Italy and Munich, Germany. Dan has been on pastoral staffs in Miami, FL, Bethesda, MD and Naples, FL where he also ministered as Spiritual Director and CEO of the Christian Healing Center of Naples. He is currently the Founder and Director of Sozo Chattanooga, Inc., a registered charitable non-profit 501 (c) (3) corporation dedicated to bring, free of charge, Christ’s healing to the whole person -spirit, soul and body – through prayer.

Sozo Chattanooga is located at the base of Lookout Mountain, TN across the street from the Incline. The office is located at 3918 Tennessee Ave., Suite #100, Chattanooga, TN 37409.