A Las Vegas home builder and developer is buying the century-old former Third
Presbyterian Church building in the Treme neighborhood of New Orleans, believed to be equipped with one of the oldest pipe
organs in the city, for a local pastor to bring social and spiritual services to a hard-hit area of the city.
Brent Lovett, who is purchasing property in eastern New Orleans to build 16-by-70-foot steel-framed, concrete-floored living
units, will create the interdenominational Jubilee Church International at the Third Presbyterian site for the Rev. Gregory
Thomas, after spending an estimated $1.5 million on acquisition and repairs, Thomas said.