aMANda

United States

#1 Dec 30, 2010
so how much debt is 2nd Baptistin?
Dr Funkenstein

Knoxville, TN

#2 Jan 7, 2011
Don't know how much debt they are in, but I know they worship that new building like a golden idol. That building rapidly continued the decline of the church that started with them forcing out Gary Swaggerty as their pastor. Of course, their membership has skyrocketed with the big pretty building, but the church body was better off before it.
tellin truth

Nashville, TN

#5 Jan 21, 2011
from what I hear it is a social gathering place sorta of like a country club. Lots of great events and outings. But you hear little talk of souls being saved.
Dr Funkenstein

Knoxville, TN

#6 Jan 21, 2011
It's sad that it has turned into that. It wasn't that way before. It was a good church before they built the new building aka the golden idol, and when Gary Swaggerty was still there. Now they are all about numbers and they worship their big building and uppity status more than anything. Plus, Mike Thompson just isn't a good pastor. Nice enough guy, but not a good preacher.
Disagree

Orlando, FL

#7 Jan 21, 2011
I attend Second Baptist on occasion and I disagree regarding Pastor Thompson. He loves the Lord and is very knowledgeable regarding the Bible. I also did not have anything agains Gary Swaggerty either. It just seem to me that all these comments have came out because of the situation with Rex Lynch. Don't judge a whole church regarding the actions of one member. I know it is easy to do but thinking logically, it is not fair. Second Baptist needed a new facility because they were growing. They have a wonderful youth program. However, some people perhaps feel more comfortable in a smaller church.

I just think we need to support our community churches. They all make mistakes. We all sin.
Ron

Paducah, KY

#8 Jan 22, 2011
That church looks like a prison to begin with. I bet Jesus would frown upon the design of that house of worship.
tru

United States

#9 Jan 24, 2011
I know alot of people that go there and most of them are 2 faced hypocrites.
formermember

Santa Clara, CA

#10 Jan 24, 2011
it's great that Mike Thompson loves the Lord and is knowledgeable about the bible but unfortunately for him neither of those qualities makes him a good preacher. Some people have the gift of preaching and actually reaching people through their sermons. Gary Swaggerty has that gift. Mike Thompson does not. I have attended services given by both and it is like night and day. Mike Thompson is just not a dynamic speaker and lacks charisma. I'm sure he's a good guy, preaching just isn't his forte.
tellin truth

Nashville, TN

#11 Jan 25, 2011
tellin truth wrote:
from what I hear it is a social gathering place sorta of like a country club. Lots of great events and outings. But you hear little talk of souls being saved.
Please don't use my user name change it please it is already taken
tellin truth

United States

#12 Jan 25, 2011
tellin truth wrote:
<quoted text> Please don't use my user name change it please it is already taken
Are you restarted? If you don't want anyone to use your "user name" use your real one loser! Tellin truth is not a name nor is it uncommon moron
Dr Funkenstein

Knoxville, TN

#13 Jan 26, 2011
Formermember has it right. Mike is a nice guy, but not a good preacher. 2nd has turnedvinto a numbers and satus church. As long as they can claim huge membership numbers, they don't worry about much else.
Still a Member

Oak Ridge, TN

#14 Jan 27, 2011
Some people are full of mud. Gary was/is a great preacher and a personal friend. as far as Bro. Mike he is good preacher just has a different style. if they was all the same then why would there be different churches. As far as numbers go, i guess you can say they are rising. that coming from people joining and "PEOPLE BEING SAVED".

Dr Funkenstein...where to you get that the building is worshiped. it is a building where we gather to Worship the Lord and Savoir JESUS.
Love it

Nashville, TN

#15 Jan 27, 2011
2nd Baptist is a wonderful church! I was looking for a church home, and everyone there welcomed me with open arms...isnt that what it is all about? Who cares about the building. And everywhere you go there are hypocrites. I have never felt more in tune with Jesus than I have since I started going to this church! The Youth Pastor is absolutely Amazing as well as Mike.
Andy

Sevierville, TN

#16 Feb 3, 2011
I don;t know about you all, but I don;t go to church to find out who owes who, or who is a snob. I go to feel closer to God and to work on my own relationship with him. I could care less what anyone else there thinks.
Anonymous

Murfreesboro, TN

#17 Feb 6, 2011
2nd is a place where sinners are loved the hurting and wonded find healing. It is a church that teaches and preaches the Word of God unashamedly. Bro. Mike is a pastor that loves the people and preaches against the sin of the world no matter what people say. To many churches don't want to take a stand against abortion and same sex marriages but Bro. Mike steps up to the plate and takes a biblical stand. When you take a stand against what the world says it is ok Satan will always raise his ugley head and cry out against it...funkenstien and telling truth could you be the mouth piece of Satan...? May God my Father pour out His love and compassion on you.
kingston hunnie

United States

#18 Feb 6, 2011
free2worship wrote:
2nd is a place where sinners are loved the hurting and wonded find healing. It is a church that teaches and preaches the Word of God unashamedly. Bro. Mike is a pastor that loves the people and preaches against the sin of the world no matter what people say. To many churches don't want to take a stand against abortion and same sex marriages but Bro. Mike steps up to the plate and takes a biblical stand. When you take a stand against what the world says it is ok Satan will always raise his ugley head and cry out against it...funkenstien and telling truth could you be the mouth piece of Satan...? May God my Father pour out His love and compassion on you.
I think it is sad that you call yourself a Christian but then call others who don't agree with your opinion mouthpieces of Satan - you need to search your own soul on that one.
Lucy

Oak Ridge, TN

#19 Mar 5, 2011
aMANda wrote:
so how much debt is 2nd Baptistin?
Why do you care?
Dragonfly1208

Knoxville, TN

#20 Mar 18, 2011
All I can say is that it has caused alot of traffic problems on Wednsdays and Sundays. If your gonna go to church that is fine, but dont freaking kill somebody tryin to get there.

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