Cross Point Church Nashville

Cross Point Church Nashville

Church + office build-out + tornado rehabilitation

Nashville, TN


A Post-Tornado Rebuild for a Community Hub.

When a tornado struck Middle Tennessee in March 2020, Cross Point Church’s Nashville location suffered significant damage. When Paradym was selected to be the design team that would help with repairs, we knew we wanted to do more than just disaster restoration; we were inspired to help the church build back better.


Cross Point Church has several campuses, so we collaborated with their creative lead to decide which existing brand elements to keep consistent and what was open to change. We wanted to explore what the space could be and use our broad design experience to bring in ideas that would add to its welcoming atmosphere. The rebuild would reconstruct the offices, conference rooms and children’s church area, and would add flex space, a daycare and a cafe.


Cross Point’s first task was to get the building cleaned up and the church running again. We had to prevent the structure from flooding and shield it from the elements, so construction and design were occurring simultaneously. In some places, we were able to turn the destruction into design, adding architectural elements that let in more natural light and turning the torn-out center of the building into an internal courtyard.


Paradym was proud to help Cross Point Church recover and rebuild after the tornado. Our range of abilities allowed us to do more than disaster restoration or church architecture; we gave them state-of-the-art office space, a cozy cafe, and homey but highly functional flex space and daycare facilities. Because we took the time to understand their point of view, their purpose and the challenge before them, we could deliver plans that met their needs and exceeded their expectations.

Meet the Team Behind the Design.

Tyler Thayer


David Thayer


Jamie Warner