Now building a Greater Grace!
Just before midnight on Easter Sunday, April 12, 2020, the campus of Grace Baptist Church and Academy was struck by a category 3 tornado, causing catastrophic damage. The buildings were so degraded that 15 structures and over 148,000 sq. ft. were lost.
Within a few short days, a steering committee called the Disaster Recovery and Rebuild Committee (DRRC)
was authorized by the Church Board to guide our recovery and rebuilding efforts. This group included our Senior Pastor-Adam Love, Executive Pastor-Mike Swanson, Head of School-Matt Pollock, GBA Director of Advancement-Les Compton, and church/school leaders; Alan Walker, Paul Snyder, Tom Crum, John Parshall, and Greg Estes. A tenth member was added when we hired GBA parent of alumni and recently retired TVA engineer, Stan Haber as our Project Manager. Since those first meetings in a local hotel conference room, this team has met over 50 times to strategize and direct this monumental task.
Please take a tour with us through these boxes below as we share our story in the following "chapters."
How Did We Get Here? Where Are We Now? What's Next? Highlights and Updates, and finally, What Can You Do?
What Can You Do?
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Pastor Adam gives a virtual tour of the new church building in this video!