More than twenty years ago, during an intimate time with the Lord, Jamie Wommack strolled through the Colorado Rockies. With her arms raised in worship, she found herself in awe of the earth's beauty. Jamie had been meditating on Psalm 134:2, "Lift up your hands in the sanctuary and Bless the Lord." As she continued to meditate, she heard God say, "This is my sanctuary." In those quiet moments before the Lord she declared that one day she would have a place to call The Sanctuary—that day has come.
Over the years, as Andrew has continued to faithfully share the message of God's unconditional love and grace, the Lord has continued to bring forth new and exciting opportunities for him and Jamie. People everywhere are hungry for the Gospel, and Andrew is reaching those people in increasing numbers around the world, through live conferences, radio and television programs, print and web media, and through a growing network of Charis Bible College (CBC) campuses. The response has been tremendous. With the response has come growth, and with the growth has come the need to accommodate the expansion of Andrew Wommack Ministries (AWM).
For the past year Andrew and his team of administrators have been proactively planning for the necessary accommodations. They determined that at the current rate of growth AWM has a three to four year window before it completely outgrows the current facilities in Colorado Springs. In preparation for the expansion, Andrew and his team began looking at properties with the capacity to accommodate both the immediate and the long-term growth of AWM and CBC. Led by the Lord, Andrew found and purchased one hundred and fifty seven picturesque acres in Woodland Park, Colorado. Located just fifteen miles northwest of the current campus, the new property provides the space needed to meet the ministry's current and future needs.
Andrew has brought in the necessary architects and contractors to begin the expansion project, and the preliminary design process for the new campus is already well underway. Andrew and his staff are working with an experienced design firm called Architectural Innovations, LLC a full range architectural firm with 82 years of combined experience. The group specializes in designing the type of facilities Andrew has envisioned for the new AWM/CBC campus. Architectural Innovations will work closely with Andrew and the contractor, Northgate Properties, LLC of Colorado Springs, to ensure that Andrew's vision for the property is realized.
When the Wommacks were considering the purchase of the new property Andrew reminded Jamie of her decades-old declaration. As the purchase of the property was finalized, there was no doubt that the new campus would be called “The Sanctuary."
Andrew commented, “Jamie always said that if we ever got our own place we would call it The Sanctuary, which means, 'A place dedicated to the Glory of God.' This is something that’s always been in her heart.”
We will be sharing the developments and progress regularly as the project moves forward, so check back often for updates on The Sanctuary.
Catch a glimpse of The Sanctuary property in the video below as Andrew introduces the new campus project.