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.