This building incorporates financially sustainable business models that will serve the community and generate income for the ministry. The design features a 16,800 SF day care facility with an outdoor sports court, playground and splash pad. The master plan also includes a retail pad for a fast-food restaurant to be added in the future on a portion of the church property.
The new sanctuary includes seating for 360 in the first phase of construction with an additional 120 seats planned. A large third place gathering area will be situated just outside the sanctuary and will feature a café, baptistry, welcome center and dual check-in stations for the children’s ministry / daycare wing.
“We didn’t want to build a facility we would just use for a couple of hours; we wanted to build something that would be a service and a blessing for the community to use all week,” said Glenn Meredith, senior pastor of Brookhaven Church. “We wanted people to look at us and see our church as a place they wanted to come.”