In September of 2004, Chris Royalty, Erin Royalty, and Joey Boykin began feeling led to start a new church in Pleasant View, TN. Specifically, they wanted to plant a church that would reach many of the people not being reached by the existing churches in the area. Over the course of several months they began asking others to pray about being a part of this new work. Near the end of 2004, a group of interested people began gathering to discuss this new church and ask questions. The new church was named 24church because it was located near Highway 24 off of exit 24.