Impact UMC buys its first church property
With the recent acquisition of 76,000-square-foot warehouse, Impact UMC has reached a new milestone. Lead pastor Rev. Olu Brown launched Impact as a new church start six years ago with 25 volunteers. The church now sees 1,200 weekly in worship at Brown Middle School in southwest Atlanta.
The new property, at 2323 Sylvan Road in East Point, is situated on 10 acres. Once redeveloped, the permanent space will allow Impact to offer its transformative ministry, social outreach, and community services to even more children, youth and families.
“God has blessed us exceedingly at Impact," said Brown, "We set out to do ministry differently and to start a movement that believers would grab hold of the vision to transform lives, communities and most importantly to become lovers of Christ."
Impact’s vision sets out to gather a multi-cultural community to share the love of Christ with the world, while making a difference in the lives of those who need love and a relationship with God.
“The world and our community does not need a common or carbon copy church; but the world needs cutting edge and relevant new ministries that are willing to reach people in new and creative ways,” said Brown.
The warehouse property was acquired because of the unique opportunity to gain this amount of space in the urban and inner city to serve people in ways that are innovative, yet relevant to their communities.
Next the church will launch a three-year capital campaign to raise more than $3 million to renovate and develop the property to fulfull the vision of the church.