Sale Of Highland Park Baptist Property Pending

Sunday, March 31, 2013 - by Ruth Robinson

The Church of the Highlands (former Highland Park Baptist Church) has sold much of its property in Highland Park, according to the pastor, Dr. Jeremy Roberts, who told the congregation Easter Sunday during services at the new Harrison site on Hunter Road.

"We have a contract to sell four of our buildings in the Highland Park community (Main Auditorium, Chauncey-Goode Auditorium, Phillips Chapel, and the Hancock Building) for a total of $3.1 million to Redemption Point Church. We are set to close by the end of April, and will be debt free. After we close, we will have a note-burning ceremony to celebrate the removal of financial bondage from our church. Praise God."

Redemption Point Central Campus is located in Ooltewah, and Redemption Point Metro Campus in Chattanooga.

Redemption Point held services on Easter Sunday at the Tivoli Theater and filled the downtown facility.

Dr. Roberts also announced that Rick McKnight, student pastor, is transitioning from part-time to full-time on June 1. "Rick's role on our staff will expand from just student ministry to continuing to oversee our student ministry, plus launching a sports and recreation ministry and leading assimilation of people into our church family. Rick's new title as of June 1st will be student and sports pastor. As our church pours a lot of energy, attention, and resources into ministering to children and teenagers, this staff promotion helps move us forward."

The church, which has two worship services each Sunday, also had several services and activities over the weekend, including an Easter Egg Drop from a helicopter Satuday when some 2,000 came to gather the 10,000 eggs dropped from the sky.


Latest Hamilton County Jail Booking Report - And Mug Shots

Here is the latest jail booking report from Hamilton County: CARR, ROBERT JONATHAN     6502 JOYFUL DR HIXSON, 37343     18     Hamilton County          POSSESSION OF DRUG PARAPHERNALIA CHAIJ, JONATHAN BRANDON     1950 WATERBURY LANE CHATTANOOGA, 37421     23 ... (click for more)

Funeral Is Wednesday For Meigs County Woman, 41, Killed In Wreck

Funeral services will be Wednesday for a 41-year-old Meigs County woman who was killed Friday afternoon when another vehicle ran into her car on Highway 58 in Meigs County. Troopers said Klaresha Crass swerved her GMC truck into oncoming traffic to avoid a car waiting to turn left. She hit the Chevrolet occupied by the family of Tammy Renee England Whitted, of Decatur, head-on. ... (click for more)

Decimating The Chattanooga Public Library

Corinne Hill claims that the library is just undergoing a normal weeding process for eliminating books.  She has bragged that she's responsible for the elimination of over 100,000 books - with more to go. "Normal" weeding is not rampant throwing away.  Yes, books go to the Friends for their sale - where they get $2 for a $75 book and thousands wind up being recycled ... (click for more)

The Many Lessons I Learned From Helen McDonald Exum

Helen McDonald Exum was my friend and mentor. As I think of her passing I can only imagine the celebration that is happening in heaven as the news of her arrival is being told. I am sure that there is a party that not only has she organized but that there is not a detail that has been left to chance. I am sure that it is the grandest of events, for you see, she has been planing ... (click for more)

Worley-Powered Vols Clobber Utah State, 38-7, In Opener

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – Tennessee, trying to snap out of the doldrums of four consecutive losing seasons, started its 2014 campaign in fine fashion Sunday night before a season opening sellout crowd of 102,445 that endured a heavy rain story 30 minutes prior to kickoff. And senior quarterback Justin Worley, who missed the final four games in 2013 after undergoing thumb surgery, was ... (click for more)

Lookouts Reach Southern League Northern Division Playoffs With Doubleheader Win Over Smokies

The Chattanooga Lookouts are now playoff bound after sweeping a double-header against the Tennessee Smokies  to clinch the Southern League North Division for the second half of the season. The first game of the double-header was backed by a masterful gem of a game thrown by the starter for the Lookouts, Steve Smith (W, 3-2). Smith dominated the Smokies' lineup from top ... (click for more)