Desperation Church holds first Sunday service in new building

Desperation Church’s new entrance welcomes guests Sunday (Sara Gladney for The Cullman Tribune)

CULLMAN, Ala. – The parking lot of Desperation Church’s new building was completely full for the opening Sunday. There were even attendants directing cars for parking along the street and surrounding lots.

During the 9:30 a.m. service, Pastor Andy Heis spoke about when he lost his church 11 years ago, saying, “I was nervous but also incredibly excited because I had no idea what was going to happen.” Heis said though he isn’t sure where, more Desperation locations are coming.

On the new building, he said, “I want revival to take place here, I want movement, I want people to laugh, I want joy to be in this place.” Sunday services are at 9:30 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. The dress code is casual so everyone can feel comfortable attending.

Desperation Church hosts a program called “Giving Hope” in which the church gathers donated toys which families in need can shop and even have gift wrapped for Christmas. Over 600 kids received Christmas presents last year and the church hopes to reach more this year. If anyone would like to participate in Giving Hope, they can sign up online or at the church to wrap gifts, do kids crafts or shopping inventory. For more information, visit

The worship team leads the congregation during Sunday service

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