Plans revealed for new First Baptist Church Sutherland Springs


THIS CASE, HE WOULD NOT BE ABLE
TO GET A FAIR TRIAL HERE.>>Steve: NEW AT 6:00, A DESIGN
SIGNIFYING RENEWAL FOR A HEALING
COMMUNITY. PLANS JUST REVEALED WITHIN THE
LAST HOUR FOR THE NEW FIRST
BAPTIST CHURCH OF SUTHERLAND
SPRINGS. COURTNEY FRIEDMAN WAS THERE AS
THOSE PLANS WERE REVEALED. COURTNEY, WHAT CAN YOU TELL US
ABOUT THE NEW CHURCH?>>Reporter: WELL, STEVE, PASTOR
FRANK POMEROY PUT IT QUITE
SIMPLY — THIS NEW BUILDING,
THIS NEW CHURCH WILL REPRESENT
RENEWAL, REBIRTH, AND THE FACT
THAT DESPITE TRAGEDY, LOVE NEVER FAILS. SO THE NORTH AMERICAN MISSION
BOARD, WHICH ASSISTS SOUTHERN
BAPTIST CHURCHES ACROSS THE
COUNTRY, HIRED ARCHITECTURE FIRM
TO PUT TOGETHER PLANS FOR THE
NEW CHURCH. IT WILL BE BUILT ON ABOUT TWO ACRES RIGHT NEXT TO
THE CURRENT CHURCH, WHICH IS
SERVING CURRENTLY AS A MEMORIAL
THAT WE’VE SHOWN YOU MANY TIMES. THE 250-SEAT WORSHIP CENTER WILL
BE CLOSER TO HIGHWAY 87 AND AN
EDUCATION CENTER WILL BE
CONNECTED TO IT, WRAPPING AROUND
THE CURRENT MEMORIAL. PASTOR FRANK HAD A HAND IN THE
PLANS AND REQUESTED A BELL
THAT’S BEEN HANDED DOWN THROUGH
THE CHURCH BE INCLUDED IN THE
NEW ONE. THE NEW CHURCH INCLUDES A BELL
TOWER AND A LIGHT TOWER AND
PLENTY OF WINDOWS. THE HOPE IS DONATIONS WILL FUND
THE $3 MILLION PROJECT. THEY’RE HOPING CONTRACTORS WILL
PITCH IN, EITHER THEIR SERVICES
OR THEIR TOOLS, AND NAMB WILL
PAY FOR WHATEVER IS LEFT. HE SAYS THE CONGREGATION IS
THRILLED AND EVEN EMOTIONAL
ABOUT THE NEW PLANS
>>THIS IS GOING TO REPRESENT
NEW LIFE. THIS IS GOING TO REPRESENT NEW
GROWTH. I BELIEVE I SHARED WITH ONE OF
YOUR COLLEAGUES JUST A LITTLE
BIT EARLIER THAT GOD IS GOING TO
USE THE BLOOD OF THOSE 26
MARTYRS AND THOSE SURVIVORS TO
BRING FORTH REVIVAL INTO THE LAND. BRING FORTH REVIVAL INTO
SUTHERLAND SPRINGS. AND I WOULD SAY WILSON COUNTY
AND EVEN INT THE STATE.>>Reporter: MAY 5th WILL BE THE
GROUND BREAKING CEREMONY FOR THE
NEW CHURCH. PHASE ONE SHOULD BE DONE BY
SPRING OF 2019. IF YOU’RE INTERESTED IN DONATING
OR SEEING THOSE PLANS UP CLOSE,
YOU CAN GO TO A WEBSITE THAT WE
HAVE ON KSAT.COM. JU

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