Fair Park Baptist Church

West Monroe, LA

Project Size

31,378 SF Addition & Remodel

Project Scope

Addition of sanctuary, lobby, café, music room, prayer tower, offices and remodel of existing building.

Architect of Record

Daniel Cook, BGW Founder Emeritus

BGW Builder

S&B Construction

Project Completion Date

May 2014

Fair Park Baptist Church has been the backbone of Christian worship in the small town of West Monroe, LA since 1949. Situated in the heart of the lush Ouachita Parish near the Ouachita River, this traditional, red brick church epitomizes Americana architecture, inside and out. BGW was given the challenge to design a fully modern, 1000-seat worship center while maintaining the charm of the existing campus.

The new addition blends beautifully with the original building and features a 75’ prayer tower with ten flights of stairs and three primary landings, culminating in a fully glazed, four-sided observation / reflection deck. At the base, an oversized foyer includes hospitality space, café, lounge, and grand staircase to the Mezzanine worship level. The sanctuary is equipped with advanced audio, video, and lighting capabilities to greatly enhance worship service. Stadium-style seating and acoustic walls make every seat feel like a front row center experience. The first floor also includes offices, conference room, music room, and back-stage practice area.