29,040 SF Addition includes Conference Center / Banquet Hall, Lobby / Narthex, Education Wing, Covered Drop-Off
Architect of Record
The Collage Companies
Project Completion Date
First Baptist Church is a state-of-the-art multi-use facility. Located about an hour north of Orlando, this building is situated in the small community of Umatilla, surrounded by lush vegetation, lakes and the southern edge of the Ocala National Forest. This building provides a new expanded Narthex which joins the existing Sanctuary to the new Multi-Use Building. A main feature of the new building is the large two-story Events Center which is able to accommodate large community gatherings, ministry fairs and other special functions that the church will be hosting.
Adjacent to the Events Center is the new Education Wing which houses both the education needs of the church as well as the Sonshine Pre-School, a ministry of First Baptist Umatilla Church. The Education Wing has a large gathering space that will be used for smaller functions as well as the Awana ministry of the church. The building is constructed using a tilt-wall concrete envelope with a flat single-ply membrane roof and the high-efficiency HVAC equipment. The new Multi- Use Building has a large Porte-Cochere which provides a convenient drop-off area during times of inclement weather.