Church's Growth Leads it to Fishers
Church's Growth Leads It to Fishers
March 5, 2004 - Paraphrased Article from Indianapolis Star
By: William J. Booher
The fast-growing town of Fishers now can lay claim as home of the world headquarters of The Wesleyan Church. Church leaders and staff have just moved into a new 70,000 square foot home at 13300 Olio Road. The church currently has nearly 400,000 constituents at about 5,000 churches and missions in nearly 80 nations.
"We were looking to expand, " said Earle Wilson, one of the church's three top elected officials. The church found the acreage it needed in the beginning stages of development of the 700-acre Saxony residential, commercial and office project, Wilson said. Easy access to I-69 and the planned village setting for Saxony helped make the location ideal, he said.
The 450-acre Saxony residential, office and retail development south of I-69 in Fishers around the Wesleyan headquarters is called Saxony Village by Republic. "Hamilton County is the fastest growing county in the Midwest," the church's three general superintendents said in a prepared statement. "We are proud to be a part of that growth. The Wesleyan Church is one of the fastest growing denominations in the world," the statement continued. "We are proud of that as well."