The City of South Bend received and rejected a total of four proposals for use of the vacant building that once housed the College Football Hall of Fame.
One of those proposals called for the creation of a Hall of Faith.
It comes as part of the Whole World Outreach efforts of the New Life Deliverance Center.
The facility calls for a biblical museum and a convention center. The Hall of Faith would primarily be used to host seminars for pastors from around the world.
“And then it’s going to be all kinds of pastors coming here and we're having seminars and we're going to teach them and we're going to love them and say hey, what are you doing here? You're behind the sacred desk and you're not doing deliverance? The pastors are coming the top evangelists are coming for deliverance here,” said Executive Director Bob Bassler. “I told them (the city) this has been prophesized just as you know the truth, that’s the truth, and it’s up to them to give in. If they attempt, I told them, to do something else with it, he said, it won’t work.”
Last month, Bassler twice held Sunday services inside the Hall of Fame building and he said the experience brought him to tears.
Bassler typically holds services at the neighboring Century Center.