Rebuild, Repair, Renew
Today our vital infrastructure, specifically the electrical and the heating and cooling systems, is antiquated and failing. In fact, our HVAC system has long outlived its life cycle, and could catastrophically fail at any time.
Critical repairs and renovations are also needed in the following areas: stained glass restoration and protection, seating, bathrooms, rain gutters, bell tower, exterior doors, and lighting. Plaster, paint, flooring, and lighting have significantly deteriorated, as the last time these were addressed was the early 1980s.
Add to these, the need for renewal of our staging, stage lighting, sound and video equipment, and the baptistery.
Honoring A Legacy
In 1903, our predecessors worshipped in a 720 squarefoot building. In 1905, they replaced it with a larger building. In 1920, First Baptist took a radical step forward in size and scope by building a church facility that was exceptional in both form and function. This is the same space where we now worship — nearly 100years later.
Our church continues today, as a source of local gospel presence and of global gospel proclamation, providing evidence that God abundantly blessed the vision of those who came before us; undoubtedly more than they could have imagined. Now we, their blessed beneficiaries, are the generation called upon to carry on their legacy. They sacrificed and found God faithful to supply the need. They believed and God exceeded their hope-filled expectations.
Will our commitment honor theirs? Will we also trust God to supply our need and do through us far more than we could ask or imagine?