Nearly four years ago, TAB shared the story of The Church at Chelsea Westover, a congregation businessman David Wilson planted in his ServPro headquarters in Shelby County.
With the help of Pastor Danny Lovett and others, the church grew to several hundred, most of whom were either unchurched or hadn’t been in church in a long time.
Wilson died in 2017, but the church he started has kept growing — and people have continued to experience salvations.
Part of the church’s long-term plan was to harness use of 90 acres behind the ServPro headquarters to reach the growing population of the area, starting with a big pavilion to hold children’s activities. From there they planned construction of a multipurpose building.
‘God’s just doing something’
“God allowed us to break ground on a gymnatorium/worship center before COVID hit, and we were able to get in in August,” said Rick Wright, student/associate pastor. “It’s been awesome since we’ve been in. We’ve had in the last six weeks over 70 visitors. God’s just doing something neat and working, bringing people. We’ve seen people get saved, and we’ve seen people added.”
They’ve also held several seasons of Upward soccer on the property and drew 1,600 over their Harvest Jam weekend in October, which included inflatables, carnival rides, a professional juggler and a gospel presentation.
Wright said the church’s goal is for the community to use the acreage, providing opportunities to minister and share the gospel.
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