In 1998 the Springs Movie Theater showed ‘The Last Temptation of Christ.’ A local lady appealed to the theater manager not to show the movie. He declined her request and she responded with, “Then we will pray that this theater goes out of business.” Amazingly, six months later it closed. Students from Grace Presbyterian church began to talk about what a great place the theater would be as a location for youth ministry. So they gathered weekly to join hands around the theater and pray. Even local police would stop and pray with them. Eventually a donor stepped forward and the building was purchased by a tax exempt youth ministry. But within a few weeks, the leaders recognized that for student ministry to be successful, it needed to be part of a church. Thus CenterPoint Community Church was born. The movie theater had been repurposed; slowly but surely it was renovated in order to be usable for the new effort.