By Walter Hojka
Redeeming Grace Church plans to begin worship services in a new location on Easter Sunday. The group recently purchased the old Franklin Elementary School for development as a church with an adjoining activity center. A worship hall and fellowship hall are in progress, and plans are underway to offer activities for children, teens, and adults.
The church is led by its founder and pastor Jason Boggs. According to Boggs, the church, currently located in Brandywine, will now have two locations. Boggs will preach in Franklin while Scott Combs will become pastor in Brandywine.
Boggs left a job in environmental management to become a preacher. Boggs explained, “We want to reach out and renew lives. We want to help keep teens safe and offer activities and services for the community.”
The old gym is in the process of becoming a worship center. Work has begun with the installation of new flooring, an alter area and a sound booth. Other rooms in the old school are also receiving new floors and other renovations. Plans are underway for offering daycare, a lounge for teens, a children’s church, a food pantry and an exercise room.
The building was purchased by Redeeming Grace Church through a gift from the Global Bible Church located in Mt. Juliet, Tennessee. Additional funds were raised through the sale of two one-acre parcels to the south of the cemetery and ball field.
Redeeming Grace Church is an independent non-denominational church. Services are set to begin April 17 at 10 a.m.