Origins Church Finds New Home at Cigar Warehouse

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Origins Church Greenville has found a new Sunday morning home at The Old Cigar
Warehouse downtown.

The church started meeting in 2009 as a small group in a living room, which eventually expanded into
weekly meetings at local coffee shop Spill The Beans. This newest transition to The Old Cigar
Warehouse on Sundays marks clear congregational growth as well as allowing them to expand on their
desire to reach more people of downtown Greenville, said Matthew Elrod, Origins’ lead pastor.

“We exist to make disciples who love God, love one another, and love Greenville,” Elrod said. “And we
strive to impact downtown lives on a personal level and provide a community for them to belong.”

Tammy Johnson, owner of High Spirits Hospitality, which is the parent company of The Old Cigar
Warehouse, said her team is excited about Origins being at the historic West End venue. The Old Cigar
Warehouse has hosted more than 1,000 events in the past five years, but have never had a weekly,
recurring event.

“This is a unique opportunity for us,” Johnson said. “We look forward to the possibilities.”

About Origins Church: Origins Church was established in 2009 as a group who exists to make disciples
who love God, love one another, and love the city of Greenville. Worship gatherings are held on Sundays
at 9:30am at the Cigar Warehouse at 912 S. Main Street. Small group gatherings are held during the
week throughout the city. Learn more at www.originsgreenville.org.

About The Old Cigar Warehouse:
Located at 912 S. Main Street across from Fluor Field in the West End, The Old Cigar Warehouse features
more than 7,000 square feet of event space, an open catering policy, and full event support, allowing
the venue to deliver a seamless event. The Old Cigar Warehouse was built in 1882 and historically used as a warehouse for cigars and cotton. With 30-foot- high ceilings, exposed brick and stained floors, the
warehouse is sure to inspire the most creative of events. Learn more at www.oldcigarwarehouse.com.

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