Chapels, cathedrals, synagogues, mosques. These are all some typical places of worship. One new church group, however, is setting up shop in a hotel.
Although their location is not planned to be permanent, Anthem Church comes from a system of churches in Iowa that is establishing its residence at Stoney Creek Hotel in Columbia, off of Providence Rd.
This is a process called church planting, which is where a church organization develops a team to start a new church somewhere else. For pastor Stan Hayek and company, they have traveled 277 miles in hopes that the roots of the gospel will run deep in their new home.