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    The First Baptist Church expanded its footprint as seen here after the completion of the new addition.
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    First Baptist Church shown here with the slab poured before the new addition is constructed.
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    Little churchgoers enjoy the new playroom added to First Baptist Church Sunday.

First Baptist celebrates church expansion

Members and friends of First Baptist Church celebrated Sunday afternoon the completion of its approximately 8,700 square foot Sunday School classroom addition with an open house and potluck luncheon.

Builder and church member Joe Underwood said the project could not have gone better and with the addition of the 15 new classrooms, the congregation can host Sunday School all in one building.

“People have been having Sunday school in homes, across the street at the office building, at the Bistro,” Underwood said. “The Kingdom Kids on Wednesdays have been spread out. We’ll all be here now. It allows all our families to be together under one roof.”

In addition to the classrooms, the church added a new nursery and playroom. It hosted 11 in the toddler room and six in the baby room Sunday. The former classrooms and hallway were remodeled into a large foyer with a covered drive and entrance. 

Pastor Justin Hillhouse said the project began Monday, May 6, 2018 so it was completed in about 9 months. But the expansion grew as an idea for much longer.

To read the complete article, see the Feb. 6 edition of the Herald-Gazette.

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