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Journey of Hope Church $1,850,000

  • Purchase Opportunity Complete Parcel of approx. 4.72 (net) acres is available for purchase (8900 Pardee, Taylor, Michigan). The property was built in three phases 1970, 1984 and 1995.
    Physical Description Church (seating for approx. 265, fellowship hall, offices, gym, and classrooms). The property has 465 ft of frontage on Pardee and 582 feet of frontage on Mary Street.
    Sale Price   $1,850,000

    Church, Daycare and School Description


    The complete building in approx. 48,855 square feet


    The sanctuary is approx. 80 ft by 55 ft with the baptismal pool on the altar. It has an elaborate sound and lighting system. Interlocking chairs allow for seating of 265.

    Handicap Access

    The building is on a slab. The fellowship hall is the only section on a second floor and it has a handicap chair lift. There is a handicap ramp to the altar in the sanctuary.

    Day Care Area

    A former daycare operation use a 38 ft by 38 ft area on the southwest corner of the building. They are licensed for up to 30 children. The children have a playground on the west side of the property.

    Kitchen Area

    A kitchen (19 ft by 19 ft) is located off the gym in the high school section.  Two smaller kitchens are located in different areas of the building.  

    Fellowship Hall Size

    49 ft. by 62 ft. is on the only second floor section of the building. Sliding doors open onto the gym from this room (seating for 155 at round tables).


    24 classrooms (most are 26 ft by 22 ft) Some of the classrooms have been converted to offices, teacher’s lounge and library


    6 (located on throughout the building)  The pastor’s office (15 ft by 22 ft) on the south side of the building.


    Full size gym (approx. 105 ft by 85) with bleachers on one side. A weight room is adjacent to the gym. A concession stand is adjacent to the gym. Boys and girls locker rooms open onto the gym.

    Head Start Lease

    Wayne County Head Start has a five year lease expiring in 2021 that generates approx. $96,000 a year in revenue for the owner.  Lease details available as negotiations proceed.  The Head Start Lease is for ten classrooms (high school area) and associated areas in the building.  Head Start modified four of the classrooms so that they have their own half bath and building emergency exit door.


    approx. 128 parking spaces with handicap spaces


    R-1C (Single Family Residential District)

    Heating and Cooling

    The original church section has warm water baseboard heat from two boilers. The sanctuary is air conditioned. The gym and high school section have forced air heat and air conditioning.

  • Utility
    DTE electric
    DTE gas
    Actual Expenses will be determined by the actual use of any given church or school. These figures are for July 2007 to June 2008 and were provided by Journey of Hope Church.

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  • Journey of Hope Church: Site History

    In 1961, the Dearborn Free Methodist Church had a dream to begin a new church in Taylor. Land was purchased in 1967 and on May 17, 1970 Taylor Free Methodist church was dedicated to the work of our Lord. Four years later Taylor Free Methodist Church (TFMC) started a preschool, Taylor Tots. In 1972, Light and Life School began with Kindergarten, first and second grades with grades added each year until they graduated a high school class in 1986. June 2008 was the last high school graduating class with 24 graduates.The church has been served by six Senior Pastors during this 38 year period. Dr Bill Fix is currently the Senior Pastor and is in his eleventh year of service. The Taylor Tot Program and the church plan to continue in a facility that better suites their ministry thus allowing a new ministry to build on their success at this facility.  The church recently changed its name to Journey of Hope Church.

  • City of Taylor: Fact Sheet

    Taylor Township was named after President Zachery Taylor, 12th President of the United States. In 1830, Peter Coan was the first person to settle this Wayne County area. In 1847, Taylor Township was comprised with Jared Sexton as it first supervisor. The town was incorporated as a city in 1968.In 1996, President Clinton visited the City to dedicate the Public Works building and the renovated City Hall.
    23.6 square miles
    65,868 (2000 census, 17 th largest in Michigan, 418 largest in the United States)
    Dwelling Units
    25,706 (2001 SEMCOG)
    Household Income
    $42,944 (2000 Census in 1999 Dollars)
    Per Capita Income
    $19,638 (2000 Census in 1999 Dollars)
    Retail accounts for 34% for the jobs, while services account for 29% of the total employment and manufacturing accounts for 11% of the total
    Median Housing Value
    $93,000 (2000 Census in 2000 Dollars)
    Taylor’s Location Latitude 42 degrees 14 minutes N
    Longitude 83 degrees 16 minutes W
    Largest Private Employers Masco Corporation
    Worthington Steel
    Johnson Controls
    Wallside Windows

    722 Acres of Recreational Land Taylor Sportsplex
    Lakes of Taylor and Taylor Meadows golf clubs Heritage Park, Petting Farm
    Colleges & Universities
    Wayne County Community College Downriver Campus

Agent Information

Bill Skubik
  • Office: (734) 604-6222
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