WJTV News Channel 12 - FAITH IN FOCUS: Hotel to Home - $30k Building Donated to L.A.B.

"It's like our Red Sea moment," Lead Teacher Devin Boone said.

FAITH IN FOCUS: Hotel to Home - $30k Building Donated to L.A.B.

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Now Lead Teacher Devin Boone and the congregation occupy a new space at 5590 Shaw Road in Jackson right off of Highway 80. Now Lead Teacher Devin Boone and the congregation occupy a new space at 5590 Shaw Road in Jackson right off of Highway 80.
Before the move Boone lead a month-long fundraiser to bring in $30,000 to get ownership. The church, however, only took in about $4,000. Before the move Boone lead a month-long fundraiser to bring in $30,000 to get ownership. The church, however, only took in about $4,000.
During NEWS CHANNEL 12's first visit about six months ago, another person also stopped by the worship service for the first time. At that moment, Casteal Foster said he was inspired. During NEWS CHANNEL 12's first visit about six months ago, another person also stopped by the worship service for the first time. At that moment, Casteal Foster said he was inspired.
In Clinton, the sign for the local "Super 8" Hotel used to signal people that that's where they could find The L.A.B.   During the move church leadership referred to the process as God "Stirring the nest". In Clinton, the sign for the local "Super 8" Hotel used to signal people that that's where they could find The L.A.B. During the move church leadership referred to the process as God "Stirring the nest".
"It's still a work in progress like we all are as human beings," Boone added, "but we think this is a place that God feels great to call home and we can feel and sense his presence." "It's still a work in progress like we all are as human beings," Boone added, "but we think this is a place that God feels great to call home and we can feel and sense his presence."
This week it's the first revisit of a church we've ever done in our FAITH IN FOCUS segment. When NEWS CHANNEL 12 first introduced you to the people putting together "The Lighthouse Assembly of Believers" they were running Sunday services out of hotel conference room.

But less than a year later what they call "The L.A.B." is on the move with the help of a big donation that's putting FAITH IN FOCUS.

Click here to watch last week's FAITH IN FOCUS: Heart Attack at 35, Anderson United 'Goes Red'

In Clinton, the sign for the local "Super 8" Hotel used to signal people that that's where they could find The L.A.B.

During NEWS CHANNEL 12's first visit about six months ago, another person also stopped by the worship service for the first time. At that moment, Casteal Foster said he was inspired.

"When you first came and visited, I was also a visitor at the church. But when you come through those doors and feel all the warmth and love that you feel - and the way that Brother [Devin] Boone brings the message no matter how old you are you truly understand and you truly get a lot out of it," Foster said.

"And I joined the church," Foster said.

Now Lead Teacher Devin Boone and the congregation occupy a new space at 5590 Shaw Road in Jackson right off of Highway 80.

Before the move Boone lead a month-long fundraiser to bring in $30,000 to get ownership. The church, however, only took in about $4,000.

That's when the seller decided to make the largest donation the church has ever received, Boone said.

"She decided to just bless us with the building. And we're just thrilled. As my wife says, 'We're still dancing.' And we're just elated that God can use us to show the world that he's still in the miracle working business," Boone said.

"It's like our Red Sea moment," Boone said.

"We've had to really refit the entire church in a matter of about three weeks," Boone said.

Church members said that was a huge effort because the look of the church now is clean while before it could have been described as "unfinished".

"When you came in you just had to have the vision. So God truly gave us the vision because we had the ceiling hanging down. You could see wires," Foster said.

"But our minister - Devin Boone - he just saw it and everyone got on board," Foster said.

"It's still a work in progress like we all are as human beings," Boone added, "but we think this is a place that God feels great to call home and we can feel and sense his presence."

Boone also says the move seems fitting because the building was previously used as an actual lab owned by a retired physicist.

If you'd like to share you're church community with the viewers of WJTV NEWS CHANNEL 12 contact Jacob Kittilstad at jkittilstad@wjtv.com or 601-664-8839.

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