VOL. 111 | NO. 210 | Friday, November 7, 1997
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Hollywood Baptist buys
13 acres on Germantown
Area churches move to follow
membership, add on
to accommodate growth
By CAMILLE H. GAMBLE
The Daily News
Hollywood Baptist Church at 3121 Hollywood recently sold its church property to Shiloh Baptist Church, which relocated from 207 W. Utah after 50 years.
The property contains about five acres and 21,000 square feet of building, including a residence. It has been the site for Hollywood Baptist for the last 30 years.
Charles Callis was the broker in the transaction, which was valued at $560,000.
Callis also was the broker on the purchase of 13 acres on Germantown Road, north of Summer Avenue, by Hollywood Baptist Church.
The church purchased the property from Milford R Russell Jr. for $212,000, according to a warranty deed filed in the Shelby County Registers Office.
Hollywood Baptist currently is sharing church space with Skyview Baptist Church until a facility is built at the new location. The church hopes to have an architect hired within the next several weeks, said Stephanie Painter, church secretary.
"We are still in the process of picking out the type of building we want to build," Painter said. "We are looking at two or three different options. We could always go traditional, or we may do a multi-purpose building to start off with and add to that. We are waiting to see what the architect presents to us.
"Many of our church members were moving or had already moved, and in the process, we had some new people coming in, but not enough to balance out," she said.
"We felt like because of the nature of our neighborhood changing in many different ways the age differences, the commercial projects going on in the neighborhood. We just felt like we were not able to minister to the neighborhood like another church could."
Painter said Shiloh Baptist Churchs first service at its new home was held Oct. 26 for a "packed house."
In addition to the Hollywood Baptist move, Springdale United Methodist Church at 751 N. Trezevant recently sold its property to the Community of Faith Church for $430,000.
The property contains about 28,000 square feet of building space including a residence. The church seats 450 and includes day care facilities.
Springdale has been at the Trezevant location for 128 years and had closed its doors in 1995.
Parkway Village Baptist Church at 4982 Knight Arnold Road was recently sold to Greater Middle Baptist Church, which is pastored by the Rev. Dr. Benjamin Hooks.
The property contains more than 50,000 square feet, has a gymnasium, two houses, 4.5 acres of land and seating for 600 people. The church also has day care facilities.
Parkway Village pastor the Rev. Mike Shea said the church currently is in search of vacant property to build a new facility.
"We havent set a deadline or a goal yet," Shea said. "We are not in a hurry. If we got in a hurry, we would be in a lot of debt again, and one of my goals was to stay out of debt."
Following a vote by church membership, Parkway Village is looking for property in the area of Memphis south of Winchester and east of Forest Hill. The church currently is holding worship services in Apple Tree Center.
Middle Baptist Church at 801 Whitehaven Lane has started construction on a 24,016-square-foot sanctuary addition valued at $368,000, according to a building permit issued by the Shelby County Construction Code Enforcement Office.