Why Another Church In Troy?

The square and Byrd Drugs in Troy, Alabama

There are good churches in Troy.  If we really believe that, and we do, what would drive us to start a new church in the city of Troy?  Though there are some good churches here, there is actually a great need for new churches.  Just a few things to think about:
:: First and foremost, God clearly called our lead pastor and others to Troy to start a new church.  Hear that story here.
:: A very conservative and population based estimate calculates 15,000+ unchurched people within a 15 mile radius of the city center of Troy, AL.
:: A past survey conducted by a local newspaper estimated that 70% of the residents of Pike County are unchurched.  This would equal more than 23,000 people.
:: None of these statistics include over 8,000 college students who call Troy home for 9 months of the year.
:: Of these college students, 700+ are international students, providing a very unique opportunity to reach multiple cultures with the gospel from the deep south of the Bible belt.