During the 1990s the church prospered, growing in size, as well as in ways to creatively reach the community for Christ. Besides the new Reaching Out Center, plans were drawn and finances raised for a Family Life Center. On August 23, 1997, groundbreaking ceremonies were held, and exactly one year later, the ribbon cutting took place for this 30,000 square foot structure. The state of the art building includes a professional fitness center with cardio equipment, universal weight machines, free weight room, lobby/game room, and a full gymnasium. It also houses a computer lab, dance room, locker room, offices and counseling rooms.
One goal of the Family Life Center is for people to experience personal development through youth intervention programs, adult education, computer learning opportunities, care giving and recovery ministries, job resources, and prayer and discipleship programs.
A second goal is to focus on improving health and fitness through stretching, dance/aerobic training, nutrition workshops, strength and cardiovascular training, and organized sports and recreational activities. The final goal is to focus on providing activities and workshops to strengthen family relationships and friendships.
The Church, as is evident by
Pastor Kenny’s pioneering spirit,
has never stopped working to
reach more for Christ.
Even into the new millennium, plans were being made for the final buildings to complete the original plan of the campus. The concept of the Prayer Center was developed, and on May 26, 2002, it was complete. Much of the credit for the building goes to Shirley’s family’s church in Oakland- Trinity Church. In honor of Shirley’s parents, Dr. Cecil and Rose Lowry-longtime pastors of Trinity, the board of Trinity Church donated $100,000 toward the Prayer Center.