Several Tennessee Temple Buildings, Properties Sold To Same Church That Bought Highland Park Baptist

Sunday, February 16, 2014

Tennessee Temple University and Redemption to the Nations have announced a tentative agreement for the sale of several of the TTU campus buildings and properties. The agreement is subject to the approval of the board of trustees of TTU. 

The purchase by Redemption to the Nations would allow TTU to remain at the current location until June 2015. TTU anticipates being relocated to a new site by that date. There were earlier talks about Tennessee Temple moving to the Woodland Park Baptist Church campus.

Last spring, Redemption to the Nations purchased the facilities previously owned by Highland Park Baptist Church. Pastor Kevin Wallace announced the news to his congregation at the Ooltewah and Highland Park sites during the morning worship services.

Concerning the purchase, he noted, “Over the past 67 years, Tennessee Temple University has been a significant part of the Chattanooga story.  It is exciting to see this new chapter unfolding for Dr. Echols and the entire Tennessee Temple University family.  As we move forward in this historic transition, Redemption to the Nations is grateful to God for this open door of opportunity. 

"The acquisition of these facilities will provide the ability to do even more for the inner city communities of Chattanooga.  We look forward to seeing the Kingdom of God advanced through this process in the Tennessee Temple University ministry and the Redemption to the Nations ministry as well.  To God be the glory."

Dr. Steve Echols, president of TTU, commented, “The leadership of TTU is delighted that these purchased buildings and properties will be utilized to minister to the community. We believe that the heart for urban ministry that Pastor Wallace and Redemption to the Nations have demonstrated will be a blessing to the Highland Park area. We believe God has great things in store for both ministries.” 


Fort Oglethorpe Arrest Report For Sept. 12-18

Here is the Fort Oglethorpe arrest report for Sept. 12-18: Zachary Brent Barnes, 24, of 781 Eagle Cliff Drive, Flintstone was arrested September 12 on charges of driving under the influence of alcohol, failure to maintain lane and speeding. Kerri Leigh Carrington, 32, of 407 South Cherokee Street, Lafayette was arrested September 12 on charges of driving while license revoked ... (click for more)

Corker Supports Bill To Train Vetted, Moderate Syrian Opposition In Fight Against ISIS

Senator Bob Corker on Thursday issued the following statement after voting for a three-month authorization to arm and train the moderate Syrian opposition in the fight against the Islamic State of Iraq and Greater Syria (ISIS): “Thus far, the administration has been sophomoric, vague and unprepared to define an approach to ISIS that meets any test of seriousness. I am willing ... (click for more)

Walking Among Memories, The USS LST-325

I have walked among the head stones at Flanders Fields and have seen the entrenchment of soldiers with only bayonet tips sticking out of the earth. Later I traveled to Normandy where I stood on the sand and made scuff marks with my shoes on Omaha Beach and climbed the hill to the magnificent American Cemetery there. I again walked among the many, many tomb stones so neatly and ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Troubling Jameis Winston

One of the greatest things about the American legal system is that each and every crime is judged on its own merits. Just because Arizona Cardinals running back Jonathan Dwyer and Carolina Panthers defensive end Greg Hardy were each arrested for domestic abuse earlier this week, each National Football League football hero will be given an independent hearing and trial, if need be, ... (click for more)

Hill, Wolfe Help Central Hand East Ridge First 6-AA Loss

On Tuesday, Central dropped its first District 6-AA volleyball match to Hixson. Two days later the Lady Purple Pounders did the same to East Ridge. With Rebekah Hill and Skyler Wolfe leading the rebound from Tuesday’s loss, Central swept East Ridge 3-0 and remained in the hunt for their second straight district championship. Set scores were 25-14, 25-16, 25-22. “The ... (click for more)

Lee Davis A Successful Runner Among Other Things

Lee Davis grew up in Philadelphia, went to college at Elizabethton College in Central Pennsylvania and graduated from law school at Boston University. He also became a pretty good runner during that time. Davis is a high-profile attorney in Chattanooga who does something physical every day.   He doesn’t train like he once did and he doesn’t even like to talk about ... (click for more)