God spoke to his servant Robert Battle, about birthing a dwelling place (church) in early 2001 and with the Lord's continuing voice in his life and after much laboring, praying, mediating, and supplication, he accepted. It was further confirmed on his "Pauline Missionary Trip" to Germany in late 2005 and early 2006. God stated to him that salvation was the greatest gift, through Jesus Christ, that has been given unto mankind. The second greatest gift in the earthly realm is a dwelling place (Church) for his people.
A place where an unbeliever can become a believer in our Savior, Jesus Christ and be made a disciple; a place where the uncompromised word of truth is taught; a place where personal praise and corporate worship exists; a place of nourishing and communion with God; and a place for edification and building up of the saints. Jesus and his church, Morning Glory, would become the beaconing light for a city and its community. God's voice, the Word, is the official language and speech to the abundant kingdom lifestyle for all believers in Jesus Christ, our great pastor.
On March 25, 2006, Morning Glory Ministries was formed with an initial group of 3 members at the residence of Pastor Robert and Lady Molly Battle. The first service was held at 11:00 am. After two weeks at the residence of Robert and Lady Molly Battle, the church moved on to Holiday Day Inn in Columbus, Georgia on April 9, 2006, where 15 other members joined in the first five months. The financial expenses were about $1,200.00 per month and the church was more than able to sustain herself. There was no trust funding from any other church or organization; but the bible declares in Philippians 4:19 that God would supply all of our needs according to his riches in Glory.
After five months at the Holiday Inn, because of other obligations for meeting space and the growth of the church, the church moved to a 700 SF edifice at 1106 18th Avenue, Columbus, Georgia on August 2, 2006. The church was at this location for 14 months where the church grew to about 50 members and many other attendees.