Traders Point Christian Church on Tuesday announced plans to open a new location in Fishers.
The church finalized the purchase on Dec. 29 of the 13.95-acre property at 12648 E. 116th St. that previously belonged to The Promise United Methodist Church.
A Traders Point spokesperson declined to provide information about the price the church paid for the property.
The Promise United Methodist Church stopped holding services in November 2021. The 21,000-square-foot building was most recently used as a preschool until the summer of 2022.
“We’re incredibly excited about finalizing the purchase of this location in Fishers,” Traders Point Chief Financial Officer Josh Lippert said in written remarks. “We believe it sits in a very strategic area of our city, allowing us to open a campus closer to guests who regularly attend our other campuses in Carmel and Whitestown, and reach a new part of our city that’s exploding with growth.”
Traders Point previously opened a northeast campus location in February 2020 at 12011 Olio Road in Fishers. However, the church only gathered for three weekends before it closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Olio Road church did not reopen with Traders Point’s other central Indiana locations in September 2020.
The new church at the corner of East 116th Street and Brooks School Road will open following renovations to the interior of the building. Traders Point said the renovation project will likely take about 120 days to complete after it begins this summer.
The church will hire a campus pastor and does not plan to launch a temporary location in Fishers before the building opens.
Traders Point Christian Church traces it roots to 1834, when it began as a 10-member congregation in Indianapolis known as Ebenezer Christian Church. It moved to the Village of Traders Point in 1886 and officially changed its name.
It currently maintains churches in Broad Ripple, Carmel, downtown Indianapolis, Plainfield and Whitestown.
Correction: A previous version of this story incorrectly identified the location of Traders Point Christian Church in Hendricks County. The church, which formerly operated in Avon, is now in Plainfield.