Cumberland University and The Journey Church announced today that they have closed on the property on the corner of Leeville Pike and South Maple Street.
This deal stems from both organizations needing to expand their footprint in the Wilson County community after significant growth in population.
Both Journey Church lead pastor Erik Reed and Cumberland University President Paul Stumb are grateful for how this acquisition worked out.
“When it became clear our church needed to find a larger facility we wanted Cumberland to have our building,” said Reed. “We could not be more excited it worked out that way. We are so thankful for the incredible relationship we’ve shared with the university since the time we moved into that facility 11 years ago. That relationship will continue in the days ahead as we relocate just a short distance down the road.”
“Cumberland and The Journey have made decisions regarding property and facilities that will propel the long-term visions of both organizations forward,” Reed continued. “This is a great thing for our community.”
“Cumberland is thankful for the relationship we have built with our neighbors at the Journey Church over the past decade,” said Stumb. “It is an exciting time of growth for both our university and the church and we are looking forward to the next chapter for both organizations.”
The Journey Church will move to the former West Hills Baptist Church location at 1240 Leeville Pike.
Cumberland University will begin using the former Journey Church property immediately for additional classroom and multi-purpose space, with future plans to turn the building into a student recreation center.