A new church is now open in Scottsboro.
The Scottsboro United Pentecostal Church now has services on Thursday night at 7 p.m.
Pastor Jordan Atkisson said they launched their first service almost two weeks ago.
“We are having Thursday night bible studies beginning at 7 p.m.,” said Atkisson. “We actually had people come out from the area so we are pretty excited about that. Until we get more people coming in, we will eventually add Sunday services at 2 p.m. as the church grows.”
Currently, Atkisson is the pastor for the Winchester United Pentecostal Church in Winchester, Tennessee.
Pastor Jordan and Alyssa Atkisson have been pastoring Winchester UPC since Nov. 1 of 2015. Jordan was born in Maryville, Tennessee. He was a member of the First Apostolic Church and graduated from their Christian Academy in 2009. Jordan moved to the Middle Tennessee area in 2012 where he began to assist his father at the United Pentecostal Church in Lewisburg, Tennessee. It was at this time he met this future wife, Alyssa. Alyssa has been a resident of Franklin County, Tennessee for the majority of her life. She graduated Middle Tennessee State University in 2015 with her Bachelor Degree in social work.
The call to start the church in Scottsboro came a few months ago.
“It was about six months ago,” said Jordan. “The Lord just kind of laid Scottsboro on our heart. My wife and I went to a conference in Mississippi and during that, the Lord confirmed through a few different people that He did want us to move forward with the campus in Scottsboro.”
From there, their obedience caused the church to fall into place.
“How everything has worked out has been awesome,” said Jordan. “We had no idea what we wanted, but we ended finding the location we are in now. It is amazing how the Lord has opened the doors for us.
“We love it here,” Jordan said. “It is beautiful with the mountains and the water. It is a pretty place.”
The church is located at 114 South Market Street directly in front of the post office on the Scottsboro Square.