“Do you know the history of the church on Hampton and Central? It was the one with the Jesus Never Fails sign. I noticed the light went out and a for sale sign went up. It’s sad. That sign lit up Central as far back as I can remember. It turned off right before Christmas.” – Jessica Wight Kolb
The Expedition Church, better known as the Jesus Never Fails Church, in Thornton Park, has been in operations for years but they recently moved out of their building and onto greener pastures.
The main 4,165 SF building is two-stories tall and originally built in 1950. An adjoining single-family residence measuring in at 1,075 SF was built in 1945 and has two bedrooms and one bath. The listing for the property on LoopNet is flagged as “Off-Market.”
According to a church spokesperson, the summer storms of last year did a lot of damage to the church that was beyond the means of their small congregation to repair, so they were forced to move on.
The church was known for their blue neon sign reading “Jesus Never Fails” that shone out in front of the entrance to their building, located at 13 Hampton Avenue [GMap].