More than 3,000 Scientologists, dignitaries and celebrities gathered to celebrate the dedication and opening of the new Church of Scientology and Celebrity Centre of Nashville on April 25, 2009.
Mr. David Miscavige, the ecclesiastical leader of the Scientology religion, presided at the dedication of the Church of Scientology and Celebrity Centre of Nashville, where he said Nashville will fulfill her destiny and “write a song that will uplift every Man.”
Mr. Miscavige led the ribbon cutting ceremony, joined by Church executives and special guests, to officially open the doors of the Nashville Church of Scientology and Celebrity Centre to all.
Ms. Jenna Elfman, Actress: “Songs are a communication from the heart and with the aid of Scientology, the pleasure and the joy one can experience in the creative process is immeasurable.”
Ms. Anne Archer, Actress: “It is possible for the artist within each one of us to find his own true expression and flourish and prosper, and that is what this Church is all about.”
Mr. Kurt Listug, Co-founder and CEO of Taylor Guitars: “Walk on over to Chestnut and 8th (site of the Church of Scientology & Celebrity Centre of Nashville) and there you’ll discover the endless source of all the new songs you’ve ever dreamed of.”
Mr. Mark Isham, Grammy Award-winning composer and musician: “Scientology has helped me in every aspect of my life, in everything I do, and I know it can help you.”
This historic landmark, now home to the Church of Scientology & Celebrity Centre, has been fully restored to serve the growing Scientology congregation in Nashville, as well as artists who come from all over the world to Music City, USA.
Visitors to the Church of Scientology & Celebrity Centre of Nashville are welcome to tour the interactive multimedia displays in the Public Information Center and so learn about the principles of the religion, the life and works of Founder L. Ron Hubbard, and Scientology’s global humanitarian programs.
The chapel is the ideal setting for Scientology ceremonies, including Weddings, Naming Ceremonies and Graduations and is also open to the community for events, meetings and special occasions.
The Church of Scientology & Celebrity Centre of Nashville preserves the unique and historic features of the 1898 local landmark building while accommodating all Scientology services for parishioners, community activities and introductory services for visitors.
Originally built as Fall School in 1898, the Church of Scientology & Celebrity Centre of Nashville stands in the heart of Music City, USA, where its classic beauty has been preserved for Scientologists and their community for generations to come.
MUSIC CITY USA WELCOMES CHURCH OF SCIENTOLOGY & CELEBRITY CENTRE
APRIL 25, 2009
The opening of the new Church of Scientology and Celebrity Centre Nashville on April 25, 2009, just one mile from “Music Row,” drew Scientologists from across the region. Also on hand were scores of local dignitaries, residents and Hollywood celebrities. Among those who addressed the gathering were Grammy-winning composer and musician Mark Isham and actresses Anne Archer and Jenna Elfman.
Speaking to the broader significance of a Church of Scientology in the heart of Music City, Mr. Miscavige dedicated the new Church:
“The new Ideal Org and Celebrity Centre signals great things for tomorrow. And when you couple that with our ability to recover to individuals their inherent creativity, our ability to reawaken dreams and restore the power to achieve those dreams, yes, we can now make good on what L. Ron Hubbard tells us regarding the artist as creating the beauty and glory on which cultures depend.
“And that’s both what this new Church represents and why we have come to Nashville. For while Nashville is known as the heart and soul of American music, let her now fulfill her destiny and write a song that will uplift every man.”
With that, the ribbon was cut and the new Church in Music City, USA, opened to all to begin writing that new song.