Walk into the sanctuary of the sprawling church property on North Pioneer Drive and expect to be confused.

The large sign outside reads Elmcrest Baptist Church. The white steeple atop the red brick building screams “traditional.”

That’s exactly the same response Rey Sandoval had when he first took a look at the property as a possible place to relocate his Rise Church. That white steeple, red brick look wasn’t exactly what he had in mind.

“This is so traditional,” Sandoval thought. “This is not right.”

Read complete story by Loretta Fulton in the Reporter-News


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  • I just read the article in the ARN about the two churches. It is so interesting how these two groups have worked out a solution that works for both parties. Let’s hope the idea of working together spreads throughout the country and the world!


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