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.” 


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