Elevator Construction Begins!
On March 25, 2014, the first stages of construction began even with the hinderance of snow throughout the day.
As the construction of the elevator continues, be sure to check here frequently for new pictures as we eagerly await its completion!
Elevator - Ground Breaking
First Baptist Church gathered for worship and celebration on March 2, 2014, to break ground and bless the new elevator to be built in the near future. Truiett Weaver, chairman of the properties and space committee, offered words of celebration saying "that this would open up the space to different and varied people". He also compared it to paying back a debt that we all owe the forefathers and mothers of the church.
The Reverend Michael S. Lea reminded the congregation that this was part of living into the mission statement of the church, which is to be “A harbor of God’s love and a beacon of Christ’s hope.” He said the elevator would provide access for more people to worship and join in the life of the church.
After those words were offered, Reverend Lea, along with Rob Lee, Pastoral Assistant, led the congregation in a dedication and blessing for the breaking of the ground.