The members of Madison Spanish-American Church sold their church building in November 2014. The membership had grown, and there was a lack of space for all the needs of the church. After the sale, a pilgrimage began. A search committee was set in place, and the congregation began to hold services in the chapel of Madison Campus Elementary School (MCE). The kindness of MCE was appreciated.
Soon, a Baptist congregation willing to lease their facility for six months was located. The members of the Madison Spanish-American Church thought they would find a property to purchase by the end of that time period, but that didn’t happen. During the past two years, offers were made on several properties, but the deals didn’t go through. They knew that God had something in store for them.
In October 2016 a Methodist church where the congregation had met many years ago was put up for sale, and an offer was made immediately. God was leading in a miraculous way. Before the end of December 2016, the building had been purchased, and on December 31 a board meeting was held in the fellowship hall.
The beginning of January 2017, the congregation started a “10 Days of Prayer” series, and also began repairs and renovations on their new building. On January 28 the church was inaugurated during a special program. Steve Haley, president of the Kentucky-Tennessee Conference, gave the morning message. There were several baptisms during the service. In the afternoon, a service was held for the neighbors, members of the Methodist congregation who sold the church, and members of the Baptist church who kindly shared their building for a year and a half. The presence of God was felt the whole day. The members of Madison Spanish-American Church are thankful for this gift from God, and are on fire to evangelize the area and share the love of Jesus.
Kentucky-Tennessee | March 2017