Nashville, TN, May 11, 2019 --(PR.com
)-- At the end of April, the Nashville Church of Scientology held a celebration of thirty-four years in Nashville, and 10 in the new Ideal Church on 8th Avenue South.
The evening began with a look back at the opening of the new church, as well as when it was first formed in the 1980s, “It was 10 years ago -- April 25th, 2009 -- the air was warm, the streets were packed with 1200 excited Scientologists and guests, and the stage was set for expansion. But let's take a look, as we sometimes do in Scientology, to see if there was an earlier beginning... and indeed there was. The 1980s are known as a time of international expansion for the Church of Scientology. There was a major advertising campaign around the book Dianetics, and probably some of you here tonight were among the hundreds of thousands who got interested at that time. So it was that in Nashville, a small group of Scientologists came together to study and discuss [L. Ron Hubbard’s] books,” said the Rev. Mika Allen Pierce in her opening remarks.
Pierce went on to describe how the church was first formed in Nashville, and how it has grown significantly over the years, with major growth occurring within the last decade since the opening of the Ideal Church of Scientology Celebrity Centre Nashville on 8th Avenue South in the historic Fall School building.
On a global scale, the Church of Scientology has enjoyed greater expansion during the past decade than in the previous 50 years combined. All the while the Church’s ever-growing humanitarian programs have positively impacted hundreds of millions of lives.
In Nashville, the Church has seen thousands of people entering its doors for the first time since moving into the grand Fall School Building ten years ago. On a humanitarian mission, the Church has participated in numerous human rights awareness events and helped create such events as Human Rights Day and the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. march and convocation. Church members, volunteering in the area of drug education, have delivered more than 230 seminars in schools in Tennessee and have distributed more than 50,000 booklets.
“Scientology is an active religion, where one seeks to know life and help people," says Rev. Brian Fesler, Church Pastor, "and we have the tools to accomplish that. We don’t ask our members to believe, we want them to act.”
To learn more about the Church of Scientology, its programs and courses, visit www.scientology.org.