Cathedral of the Cross
The church was founded in 1958 by pastor Dan Ronsisvalle. It relocated in 1977 from a 1,000-seat sanctuary at 9533 Parkway East into a new $9 million structure that was easily one of the largest churches in the state, seating as many as 4,000. At its peak, Cathedral of the Cross was the largest congregation in the Alabama District of the Assemblies of God.
In 2011, the church had dwindled to a handful of members, and moved out of the Center Point Parkway location. The remnants of the membership now meet in the Pinson area. In November 2011, the property was sold to the Apostolic Overcoming Holy Church of God, which will make the building its new international headquarters.
The church hosted the Cathedral Christian School and the Cathedral Riders motorcycle club. The AOH Church says it plans to reopen a school at the facility.
The facility formerly served as a meeting space for The Basement youth revival meetings.
- Garrsion, Greg, "AOH Church of God denomination buys Cathedral of the Cross for international headquarters." November 8, 2011, The Birmingham News.
- Huie, William Bradford (1979) It's Me, O Lord. Nashville, Tennessee: Thomas Nelson. ISBN 0804751419