The church's predominately black congregation once mirrored the neighborhood's demographics. But today hip and eclectic East Nashville with its rising property values and trendy restaurants draws white millennials, said the Rev. Morris Tipton Jr., the church's pastor.
Given the neighborhood's shift, is Tipton worried about the church's future?
"If I think about it outside of the confines of God, I am," Tipton said. "Most of the black churches in this community are leaving. They are selling their churches to land developers who are turning them into restaurants and bars and condos and apartments and any number of things."
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