New life abounds at former dealership site
Since moving out of the Rosser Street building, the church has renamed itself as the Heights Church. The church, which outgrew the Rosser building some time ago, will continue to lease Prescott High School's Ruth Street Theater for its Sunday worship services as it builds its new home, Crothers explained. Currently, the church's Sunday services draw an average of about 350 parishioners each week, he said.
Since October, it has been leasing the old York building for its administrative offices, as well as for its youth group, a coffee house and other uses. The coffee house, named "The 209," after the site's Montezuma Street address, is open to the public most days from 6:30 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Pastor Lee Wiggins said that ShelMont's decision to temporarily lease the building to his church was a godsend. "It was a direct answer to prayer."
"Many people tell me that they once came to this place to buy a car," he said in a statement. "They never dreamed that one day they would come to this place to meet God."
The church, which was known until the late 1990s as the Prescott Heights Baptist Church, hopes to begin construction soon on a "park-like campus" at its recently purchased 24-acre site, located at the intersection of Highway 89 and Larry Caldwell Drive.
Contact Chad Simpson
or 445-8179, ext. 2041.