A church in Ohio in plans to convert Mike Tyson abandoned mansion and turn it into a church and a ministry center. Pastor Nick Dejacimo of The Living Word Sanctuary confirmed to various news media organizations the purchase of a 33,000 sq. ft. property that was once priced at $1.3m in the 90’s. The former boxing champ boxer was forced to declare bankruptcy in 1999.
The church indicated plans to incorporate a worship sanctuary, classrooms, youth center, children’s area and gym into the mansion. The skylights, arches, and windows in the pool area, it literally looks like a church. The old pool will be filled in and converted to the sanctuary according to a TMZ report.
The small congregation of 140 has saved 9 years worth of tithing donations in order to make the purchase. Hear some of the photos of the house
Skylight roof and indoor pool
Front of the house
Back of the house and the yard
The basket ball court