Initially Monroe Baptist Church has announced the sale of its house at 201 St. John St. in downtown Monroe to St. Francis Professional medical Center. The negotiations for this transaction have been ongoing for a couple months, and the sale was done on Monday.
“Over the previous yr, we realized that God was contacting us to move out in religion and transfer the actual physical locale of our church,” claimed James Doughty, guide pastor of First Monroe. “In purchase for us to do that, we essential two things: a consumer and land. By God’s grace, he has supplied each of people issues. We are thrilled that St. Francis is the consumer of our historic home and we know that this spot will go on to be a light-weight and a beacon of hope in our group. We are energized to announce that we will be shifting our bodily spot to Tower Travel and will be situated next to the St. Francis Neighborhood Overall health Middle. I want to thank our church and absolutely everyone who has made this probable so that we can continue on our mission that all persons will know Jesus.”
“We are really fired up about the acquisition of this house in downtown Monroe which can be utilised to expand our healthcare providers,” Kristin Wolkart, president of St. Francis Healthcare Centre, explained. “The congregation of Very first Monroe Baptist Church will continue being in the existing locale for the following 18-24 months although their new church is built on Tower Travel. We have been downtown neighbors since 1915, and we are thrilled to have them as soon as once more as neighbors in their new area following to our Group Wellness Center.”
St. Francis has not finalized any options for use of the recently acquired property, which is positioned within just going for walks length of its downtown healthcare facility.
“We have not determined how we will employ these buildings and land but will be participating a variety of functions to assistance figure out the best use based on neighborhood well being demands,” Wolkart said. “This obtain reinforces our motivation to keep on being in downtown Monroe and serve those through Northeast Louisiana who seek out our treatment.”
Aspects of the buy price tag were being undisclosed at the ask for of both functions.