By May of 2012 we had long moved out of the Banks House and had spent the last few years bouncing from one house to the next as the community grew from week to week. That Spring, just on the heels of our first UK tour, Will posed the question: “What if we were to put real roots down in our town?” This question stuck with us, and we felt the Lord tell us to "expand our living room". This word eventually brought us to the front steps of 119 W. Fifth Ave, a run down warehouse in downtown Knoxville, TN.
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We launched a hair-brained, all-or-nothing, $100,000 crowdfunding campaign and after 30 intense days of social-media madness we reached our goal. (You know who you are. Thank you.) Shortly after, (thanks to a generous grant from a local foundation), we purchased the 10,000sq-ft warehouse and began renovations. Yep, 2012 was a crazy year.
In 2013 we finished the main venue space and began gathering for our Tuesday evening worship. Something we had kept up since the Banks House of 2006. For the first time in years, we had our own space.
Through 2015 we've continued to raise the remaining funds to finish renovating the property, a project that is still underway. Learn more about the building's progress on our giving site »