Anthem Community Church has cleared a lot for a much needed expansion.
The two-acre expansion is projected to cost about $2.5 million and be completed by the end of the year. It will and include a new auditorium for larger services and musical performances.
The non-denominational church was built in 1987 and currently has about 250 seats.
The original congregation had about 75 members, but has grown to almost 700, said, Chad Clemons, the church’s lead pastor.
“We’ve known that the only way we are going to keep reaching our community and making a difference in our city is if we have more room,” Clemons said.
The church has used up all of its existing space. It hosts four services on Sundays and needs to expand to accommodate its growing congregation.
“Our expansion project is really simple,” Clemons said. “It’s to create more room for more people.”