The First Baptist Church of Lookout Mountain, which is over 100 years old, has been sold.
Church member Reuben Lawrence told the Lookout Mountain, Tn., Commission that members see no growth for the church on Lookout Mountain. He said it is heartbreaking, but reality must be faced and in the valley the church can continue to do the Lord’s work.
The current members are interested in buying property and moving.
In a title search, it was discovered that a small part of the land would revert to the town if the church ceased using it. Mr. Lawrence asked for the city to abandon rights to the property and for the mayor to sign a quit-claim deed. The unanimous vote will allow the sale and the church members to move forward with their new building.
The new owner plans to convert the building into a home.