Church of Jesus Christ Latter-day Saints opens in Franklin

The church president and his counselors are pictured (from left to right) Erik Storrer, George Alley and Sam Orme.

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has opened a new church building in Franklin.

The new building is located at 1000 Brookhaven Road, and will serve as the church home for approximately 250 church members from the Simpson County and Portland, Tennessee area.

George Alley, a Franklin resident for more than 27 years, is serving as the branch president. Alley is excited to see continued member growth in the area. Back in 1835, Alley’s fourth great uncle served as branch president to new converts in the Franklin area before heading west to join other members of his church, who pioneered the western United States. This new branch of the church marks the first formally formed in Franklin, Kentucky since 1835.

The Franklin branch held its first meeting on Sunday, Feb. 9 and has plans to continue each Sunday. Visitors are invited and welcome to attend. Sacrament meetings are scheduled for 10 a.m. each Sunday, followed by Sunday School at 11:10 a.m.

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