Pastor Plans To Turn Micanopy Building Into Community Center


An old building in Micanopy may get a major makeover.

New Beginning Christian Worship Center pastor Chris Stokes is asking for help and support to renovate the old portable-classroom building off Northwest Sixth Avenue into a community center. After sitting empty for almost four years, the building was purchased by Stokes two months ago.

The building would be a place for meetings, fitness classes, after-school tutoring and possibly a community clinic, Stokes said.

“It may not look like much now,” he said, “but if you could only see what I see.”

Stokes is inviting community members to attend a meeting to discuss the upcoming renovations. It’s set for 10 a.m. Saturday at New Beginning at 402 NW 6th Ave. in Micanopy.

Stokes said he’s also asking for help from anyone who is willing, and several people have already donated and volunteered for the construction and electric. He hopes to have the building up and running by August.

About Austin Landis

Austin is a reporter for WUFT News and can be contacted by calling 352-392-6397 or emailing

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