It Is Written Hosted Over 500 Guests During Grand Opening

Wednesday, November 27, 2019

It Is Written hosted a grand opening of its new ministry headquarters in Collegedale on Friday from noon-3 p.m. The event was live streamed on It Is Written’s Facebook page and featured a dedication, a ribbon cutting with the local Chamber of Commerce, ministry tours, giveaways and refreshments.

John Bradshaw, president of It Is Written; Katie Lamb, Collegedale Mayor; Dr. David Smith, president of Southern Adventist University; Dan Jackson, president of the North American Division of Seventh-day Adventists; and others spoke during the dedication.

At the conclusion of the ceremony, over 500 guests entered the building and took a self-guided tour. Ministry directors were on hand to provide department highlights. Guests could film their own television spot in the studio and heard about ministry activities around the world.  

After 63 years, It Is Written finally has its own home, officials said. Previously headquartered in California, the ministry moved to Tennessee in 2014 and began leasing separate office and warehouse spaces in Chattanooga. After two years of construction, staff moved into the 41,000-square-foot building in September. The new headquarters employs over 40 local residents and allows for office, studio and warehouse space to all be under one roof. "The space greatly expands and improves the efficiency of studio capabilities and provides room for future growth," officials said. 

“Another major advantage is the increased ministry effectiveness this move brings us,” said Mr. Bradshaw. “We can not only do more than ever for God, but we can also now be more efficient than ever.

"The building site was originally slated for a hospital, but red tape curtailed the plans. Several property owners later, It Is Written is humbled to offer hope and spiritual healing to people around the world from its new headquarters."

Tours are still available for anyone who missed the grand opening. Call ahead to schedule at 844-WRITTEN. A pictorial tour is also available online at itiswritten.build.


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