LUFKIN, Texas (KTRE) - Although First Baptist Church Lufkin’s congregation won’t enter the church’s new building for close to another year during its construction, they will have the chance to bless the building well before its finished.
“They will have a sharper marker and they’ll be able to write a prayer, they’ll be able to write scriptures, they’ll be able to write words of thanksgiving and praise and they may write names of former members who were instrumental in the preschool in the children," said Pastor Mark Newton.
Most importantly, pastor newton says his goal for the new facility is provide church members and the community with resources.
“Were an intergenerational church we love families, we love children, teenagers, preschoolers and senior adults as well and this has just been a long time coming in giving adequate space and safe space and a lot of safety issues that we didn’t think about 40 years ago, updated handicap accessible space for all of our members," said Newton.
They have raised the majority of the funds and a local bank has also help fund the project.
Construction on the new multi-purpose building began in Nov. 2018 and was about 50-percent done in Oct. 2019, according to church leaders. The church expects the building to be ready for use by Summer 2020.