October 22, 2019
It Is Written to Host Grand Opening of New Headquarters
Ribbon cutting and open house will take place Nov. 22, 2019.
It Is Written will host a grand opening of its new ministry headquarters in Collegedale, Tennessee, on Friday, November 22, 2019, from 12:00 to 3:00 p.m. The event will feature a dedication, a ribbon cutting, an open house, ministry tours, giveaways, and refreshments. Speakers will include John Bradshaw, president of It Is Written, and representatives from the local community, Southern Adventist University, and the Southern Union Conference of Seventh-day Adventists. It Is Written invites ministry supporters as well as anyone who is interested in learning more about It Is Written to attend.
After 63 years, It Is Written finally has its own home. Previously headquartered in California, the ministry moved to Tennessee in 2014 and began leasing separate office and warehouse spaces in Chattanooga. After two years of construction, staff moved into the 41,000-square-foot building in September. The new headquarters employs over 40 local residents and allows for office, studio, and warehouse space to all be under one roof. The space greatly expands and improves the efficiency of studio capabilities and provides room for future growth.
“Another major advantage is the increased ministry effectiveness this move brings us,” said John Bradshaw. “We can not only do more than ever for God, but we can also now be more efficient than ever.”
The grand opening will take place at 9340 Four Corners Place, Collegedale, Tennessee. The building site was originally slated for a hospital, but red tape curtailed the plans. Several property owners later, It Is Written is humbled to offer hope and spiritual healing to people around the world from its new headquarters.
About It Is Written
It Is Written is an award-winning media evangelism ministry sharing the everlasting gospel worldwide for 63 years. The first religious television program to broadcast in color, It Is Written is also the ninth-longest running television program in the United States. It Is Written is impacting lives for Christ through satellite and digital television, websites and mobile apps, global evangelistic ministry, and faith-sharing resources.
September 17, 2019
We have moved in! The It Is Written of tomorrow is here. Our first staff worship was held last week in the new building. We are so excited about what the Lord is going to do from this new location. Please plan to visit us for our open house, November 22 between noon-3pm.
August 29, 2019
Exciting things are happening at the new It Is Written headquarters! Furniture is being installed and the parking lot paving has begun. We are finishing the punch list and waiting on our certificate of occupancy.
August 19, 2019
August 13, 2019
August 6, 2019
This week, we are passing inspections for our temporary occupancy permit. Landscaping and sod are being planted, the address has been placed on the outside of the new building, stairways have been treaded, memorial and honorary bricks have been laid at the front entrance, the porch pergola has been built, paint and drop ceiling has been finished in the worship room, and cabinets have been installed in the break room and copy room.
July 25, 2019
Our open house date has been set for November 22, 2019. Right now, carpet and laminate flooring is being laid. Volunteers who professionally hang industrial doors recently finished hanging the interior doors in the building—a huge financial savings! Hand rails are up. Rock is being compacted for the driveway, and employees from our Production and IT departments are installing sound proofing to the studio walls.
July 11, 2019
June 27, 2019
Four pallets of bricks have been delivered to the job site for the front entrance to the new It Is Written headquarters. Included are over 300 bricks purchased and engraved by supporters of the ministry. Each time an employee, volunteer, or guest enters the building, they will be encouraged by the messages they read and inspired to reach another soul for Christ.
It’s not too late to purchase a brick; click HERE to have your brick included. Each purchase includes a mini souvenir brick for you to keep.
June 3, 2019
Sheetrock is in and warehouse racks are being installed. Paint is going on the walls and sidewalks are being poured. The server cages were installed, and the network wiring sits ready to be run to individual offices. We are hoping for an occupancy certificate in August.
May 21, 2019
An It Is Written employee unloads pallets into the new ministry headquarters. Many trucks have arrived with construction materials, but this truck is delivering things that we will use in the building. In this semi was the server pod that will be the technology nerve center of our new facility.
May 8, 2019
It’s the little things! Sheet rock, outlets, and door handles are making the new It Is Written headquarters look and feel more and more like our new ministry home.
March 20, 2019
Details matter! It may look like progress has slowed on the new It Is Written headquarters, but it hasn’t. Contractors and even some It Is Written staff are completing inside details including ethernet wiring, studio wall soundproofing, drywall installation, window installation, and outside rock masonry. It’s not too late to have your name in the walkway at the main entrance. Click HERE to buy a brick and be a part of this evangelistic headquarters.
February 7, 2019
Check out a glimpse of the inside of the new It Is Written headquarters in this new time-lapse video!
January 30, 2019
Insulation, siding, and windows are all in process. God is going to use this space to spread His love further than we can even imagine right now. We are excited.
December 17, 2018
We can almost find our offices! Our new ministry headquarters is a constant matter of prayer. Please join us in praying that the builders stay safe and that the progress continues smoothly. We are planning an open house in July.
November 28, 2018
It Is Written employees gathered at the new building site to pray and sign their names on the new ministry headquarter’s walls before the insulation and sheetrock are installed.
November 27, 2018
Framing is going up, floors are poured, and the new It Is Written headquarters is taking shape.
October 24, 2018
The concrete for the studio and warehouse has been poured. We are excited and anticipate a move-in date next summer.
October 22, 2018
Watch a time-lapse of the new It Is Written headquarters from initial site work to today.
October 2, 2018
The final beam has been placed on the new It Is Written ministry headquarters. Watch this special message from Pastor John Bradshaw on this historic event.
Concrete for the second story of the It Is Written new ministry headquarters was poured today.
September 4, 2018
Framing work continues on the new It Is Written headquarters.
August 22, 2018
Visual and fast progress is happening as structural steel is laid. First and second floors are visible here with two-story height studio and warehouse space.
August 21, 2018
Here is an update on the progress of the building!
August 15, 2018
The new ministry headquarters is beginning to take shape as structural framing begins.
August 1, 2018
Construction of the steel framework has begun!
August 1, 2018 — Zoom-In Video
Our IT department built this animation that pulls you in from deep space to see the latest progress on our building site. We hope you enjoy it!
July 5, 2018
The footings are officially in and you can see the outline of the new It Is Written ministry headquarters. The steel has been ordered and the skeleton of the building will soon be visible.
May 21, 2018
After removing nearly 12 feet of top soil, contractors worked in between spring rain showers to dig into the chert for the foundation of the new It Is Written ministry headquarters. Footers were being poured by the end of May.
April 26, 2018
The spring rain is stopping and work is progressing on It Is Written’s new ministry headquarters. This month the retaining wall was laid.
February 26, 2018
The work of clearing the land continues.
February 6, 2018 — Time Lapse Video: Clearing the Ground
This time lapse video shows the work of clearing and preparing the building site over 6 weeks, from mid-December to the end of January. We hope you enjoy watching the construction equipment as much as we did! Vrooom, vroooom!
January 22, 2018
The construction crew begins hooking up the water system.
January 8, 2018
Stakes were placed, and the work of clearing the ground continues.
December 12, 2017 — Construction Begins
In early December It Is Written received the building permit from the state of Tennessee. Construction has officially begun! Currently, the land is being cleared and prepared for building.
July 10, 2017 — Groundbreaking
A groundbreaking ceremony for the new It Is Written ministry headquarters was held on July 10, 2017. More than 300 attended the event that took place in Collegedale, Tennessee.
The groundbreaking ceremony featured It Is Written representatives, local government and business leaders, and Seventh-day Adventist Church leadership including North American Division President Dan Jackson, Vice President of Media Gordon Pifher, Georgia-Cumberland Conference President Ed Wright, and Collegedale City Mayor Katie Lamb.
Guest speakers welcomed the ministry to Collegedale with open arms. You “bring a legacy of providing hope and life to millions of people around the world and now that’s centered right here in Collegedale,” said Dr. Ben Wygal, Assistant to the President of Southern Adventist University. It Is Written Speaker/Director John Bradshaw shared the ministry’s history of innovative media ministry and explained how the new ministry headquarters would enable more people to be reached with the gospel.
Construction of the new ministry headquarters is targeted for a 2018 completion, with excavation beginning in August 2017. The two-story building will be 40,905 square feet and include office, studio, and warehouse space. The new ministry headquarters will also house a resource shop, and mission museum. River Street Architecture of Chattanooga has completed architectural plans and P&C Construction of Chattanooga will serve as the general contractor on the project.
June 19, 2017 — Felling the first tree
In preparation for the groundbreaking ceremony on July 10, 2017, John Bradshaw felled the first tree on the It Is Written property. A large portion of the land will eventually be cleared for the building site. This inaugural tree felling is the first step toward the completion of the new ministry headquarters.