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December 2, 2019

It Is Written hosted 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 was live streamed on It Is Written’s Facebook page and featured a dedication, a ribbon cutting with the local Chamber of Commerce, ministry tours, giveaways, and refreshments. John Bradshaw, president of It Is Written; Katie Lamb, Collegedale Mayor; Dr. David Smith, president of Southern Adventist University; Dan Jackson, president of the North American Division of Seventh-day Adventists, and others spoke during the dedication. At the conclusion of the ceremony, over 500 guests entered the building and took a self-guided tour. Ministry directors were on hand to provide department highlights. Guests could film their own television spot in the studio and heard about ministry activities around the world.  

November 25, 2019

The It Is Written of tomorrow is here. 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. In September 2019, employees moved into the new building located in Collegedale, Tennessee. The building 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, president of It Is Written. “We can not only do more than ever for God, but we can also now be more efficient than ever.” 

A grand opening of the new headquarters was held on November 22, 2019. Join us for a photo tour of the building and get a glimpse of your It Is Written ministry.

New Headquarters

After two years of construction, employees moved into the 41,000-square-foot building in September. The main entrance features a walkway with memorial and tribute bricks purchased by ministry supporters.

Ruth McKee Worship Room

Every day begins with worship at It Is Written. Now we have a dedicated worship room in which to do so. The ministry’s 40 local employees join in person, with field representatives joining by video. 

President’s Office

The first religious television program to broadcast in color, It Is Written is also the ninth-longest running television program in the United States. Sixty-three years ago, George Vandeman founded It Is Written. Today’s president, John Bradshaw, now uses Pastor Vandeman’s desk, continuing to share with the world the same message of hope in Jesus. 

Evangelism

From left to right, Yves Monnier (the evangelism director), Douglas Na’a (the SALT director), Maria Rayburn (administrative assistant), and Eric Flickinger (the associate speaker) share the gospel all over the world through SALT education, evangelism campaigns, preaching and sharing tools, and mission trips.

Escrito Está

Escrito Está has been reaching the Spanish-speaking world for 25 years. Through evangelism campaigns and television, radio, online, and print content, Speaker/Director Robert Costa and his team (Junior Reis, left, and Carolina Bonilla, right) work tirelessly to make the gospel message available to as many people as possible.

Information Technology

From left to right, the information technology department is made up of Austin Covrig, Steve Kibwage, Kent Thomas, Josh Cundiff, and Kenny Fluence. In addition to providing technical support for the ministry, the department also creates our mobile apps, creates and maintains the It Is Written websites, and maintains the network that serves It Is Written TV. 

Classroom

The large classroom will serve many purposes, with a prominent one being the current ingest project. Working with some of the ministry’s 80 volunteers, like Chester Caswell (left), Christina Harriman (right) manages the digitization of It Is Written classic programs from magnetic, D2, and Betacam tapes to files that can be reedited and mastered for use on It Is Written TV. Volunteers save the ministry countless dollars and hours of time.

George E. Vandeman Studio and Art & Maria Wilson Studio

From 500 to 5,000 combined square feet, the studios are one of the biggest features of the new building. The additional space allows for multiple sets to be built and stored at a time, saving precious time in media production. The media production department films, produces, and edits It Is Written programming distributed via broadcast and radio stations and It Is Written TV. On average, It Is Written produces over 650 videos each year.

Rolland & Virginia McKibbin Master Control

The video master control room is the central point through which all of the It Is Written content is generated and played out for our viewers to see. During recording, staff members monitor video from this room and audio from the adjacent audio control room. The media production department also has the unique ability to send and receive ultra high definition video from the video control room, as well as broadcast live video.

My Place With Jesus

Melissa Bradshaw leads My Place With Jesus, the It Is Written children’s ministry that originally began as an interactive website. Since then, it has expanded to offer a smartphone app, a children’s Bible, Bible study guides and other study materials, a children’s evangelism program, and much more. 

Development and Planned Giving & Trust Services

It Is Written is a donor-supported ministry. Ninety-six to 98 percent of the funds that support evangelism, publishing, and media production come from individuals who are passionate about reaching souls for Christ. Planned giving provides estate planning and an array of financial resources for investment. Development also offers updates on the impact donors are making on individual lives through our Impressions magazine, monthly letters, and Partnership weekends. 

Publishing 

The publishing department consists of customer service and shipping. Working together, the teams do everything from creating products to taking orders to shipping items. One of the many ways the new building allows for greater productivity is that all inventory and storage are under one roof.

Creative Services

The creative services team impacts everything It Is Written does. They add visual appeal, clarity, and readability to resources, evangelism materials, magazines and newsletters, promotional items, website and social media graphics, mobile apps, event graphics, branding, and more. 

Roy & Leona Berglund Museum and Resource Center

For the first time, It Is Written offers a resource center, where customers can purchase It Is Written printed resources, T-shirts, and other items on-site. This space also doubles as a museum and features old media production equipment, archive documents, and other relics of the ministry’s history.

November 18, 2019

Take a virtual tour of It Is Written’s ministry headquarters with Pastor Bradshaw.

November 18, 2019

Watch the latest time-lapse video of the new It Is Written ministry headquarters.

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. 

To view past construction updates, purchase a commemorative brick, or donate toward the completion of the project, visit itiswritten.build. For questions, email pr@iiw.org or call 800-479-9056.

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

We’re almost there! Walk through the new It Is Written ministry headquarters with Pastor John Bradshaw and see how your support is making a difference.

August 13, 2019

Watch the newest time-lapse video about It Is Written’s new ministry headquarters.

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

We are so excited to see the progress at the new It Is Written headquarters. Every day things are changing. HVAC units are being connected, bathroom fixtures are in place, the awnings are installed, and decking is going in for the employee picnic area. It’s starting to feel like our new home.

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.

April 11, 2019

Join John Bradshaw on a recent tour of the new It Is Written headquarters! We appreciate your prayers and support as we finish our building project. Click here to give.

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.

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