Mormons buy Hillsboro church

Friday, April 20, 2001 at 1:00am

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, also known as Mormons, is the newest congregation to stake its claim in the Green Hills area.

After eight-and-a-half years of meeting in the Harris-Hillman school building, Bishop Charles Scott announced the purchase of the former Covenant Presbyterian Church, 4300 Hillsboro Pike.

The congregation held its first service in the new building Easter Sunday. Negotiations for the purchase from Spiva-Hill Investment properties were made through the home office in Atlanta, according to Scott. A condominium project had also been proposed for the land.

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, headquartered in Salt Lake City, Utah, has over 11 million members worldwide. Scott said there are only 150 members in his local congregation, but attendance at the Easter Sunday service was its highest ever at 232.

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