Horizon Health Purchases Cornerstone Baptist Church | Health, Medicine and Fitness

PARIS — Horizon Health has purchased a church in Paris to expand its services.

Cornerstone Baptist Church, located at 15197 U.S. Highway 150, has been led by Pastor Jack Hoffman since 1990. Over the past year and a half, the church decided the property was becoming too difficult to maintain with its dwindling congregation. By a unanimous decision, church officials approached Horizon Health to sell the building.

“It’s bittersweet, but we knew it was the right call to sell,” Hoffman said. “Selling to Horizon Health was an easy decision. We knew it would be used to help the community and that’s exactly what we wanted.

A permanent use of the church has not been determined. For now, it will be used for hospital meetings, community events and community programming.

“The church is another great addition to our growing organization,” said Oliver Smith, president and CEO of Horizon Health. “This property is in a great location to the Jasper Street Hospital and Annex. With the cost of construction, it makes sense to buy a nearby space that can be cheaply renovated to meet our needs.

Jerry B. Hatch