Church in Tennessee Sells $4M Property for $1 to Help New Church Plant

Pastor Dominique Lee of Hope Fellowship Church, Knoxville, thanks Tennessee Baptists for their support of the Golden Offering for Tennessee Missions in a GOTM video.

Hope Fellowship, Knoxville, started in 2016 as a church plant from Shoreline Church, Knoxville, with a vision to be a Christ-centered, multi-ethnic and generational church, saved by Jesus and changed by Jesus, according to Dominique Lee, pastor of Hope Fellowship.

At the same time, Centerpointe Church, Knoxville, was making the difficult decision to “die with dignity,” said pastor Jim Millirons.

“One of the ways, I believe, many churches can die with dignity is to go ahead and transfer their property and their assets to a young, vibrant church that can come in and really fulfill the Great Commission,” Millirons said.

For Centerpointe, that young church was Hope Fellowship.

Centerpointe sold its 40,000-square-foot building worth $4 million to Hope Fellowship for only one dollar, said Lee in an interview with

Lee is excited about the permanent location for the church.

“This location is sitting right off of downtown. … If you go north, you’re right in the more affluent area. You go south, you’re in a more impoverished area, so we sit right in the middle of that,” he said. “We’re excited about being able to love and encourage those from both walks of life, to see them know Christ.”

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Source: Baptist & Reflector

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