May 27, 2020
Pastor Travis Collins and our FBC Kids invite you to watch the recorded Live Event for the Generations Groundbreaking.
Watch our Ground Breaking event that was recorded live on May 27, 2020 at 7PM. It was an interactive event enjoyed by all!
GENERATIONS Goody Bags filled with yellow hard hats, shovels, coloring sheets and crayons for nearly 220 children were left on 111 doorsteps across Madison County! Children of First Baptist Church played with the hard hats and shovels while following along from home as Pastor Travis Collins led the entire congregation in our GENERATIONS Ground breaking May 27.
As a part of the interactive ground breaking, a Litany of Dedication was led by Pastor Collins, Children’s Minister Kristin Prasad, Victoria and Evan Brick and Emma and Evelyn Christian. Congregation members were encouraged to follow along from home.
The new building and renovation projects are expected to be completed in 2022.
February 1, 2021
The project continues to remain on schedule, and much progress has been made in the last few weeks. The elevator framing has been completed, the roof opening over the shaft is covered, and the car assembly will be installed next. We are hopeful that the new elevator will be approved... Read more →
December 23, 2020
Excellent progress was made in several key areas during the scheduled “shutdown week”. The main electrical transformer was relocated, and the new electrical switchgear was installed inside the building and placed into operation. The contractors were able to install all but one of the new breaker panels required for Phase... Read more →
November 16, 2020
The project continues to move along well with activity occurring in several places around our campus. The new electrical equipment required by the city is scheduled to arrive later this month, and the transformer relocation will take place the week of December 7th. The building will be without electricity that week, so... Read more →
October 13, 2020
The contractors continue to make great progress. Because of the delay in moving our electrical transformer, their work has shifted to the areas inside the building. Demolition activity for the new elevator is continuing. That work includes excavating a “pit” on the first floor which will have concrete footings to... Read more →
September 14, 2020
Construction is well underway! Demolition activity is taking place where the new elevator, WEE office suite and nursery area will be located. Plumbing, duct work and electrical conduit in the path of the elevator is being relocated. Some of the heaviest concrete demolition for the elevator shaft will be done... Read more →
August 18, 2020
If you have been on the church campus in the last week or so, you have seen the beginnings of construction! A section of the east parking lot has been fenced off as a lay down lot for JohnsonKreis, our construction contractor. This will be used as a staging area... Read more →
August 3, 2020
The rebid process has been completed, and the total project cost is now just under $7.5M. That figure includes a $100k contingency, all the costs incurred in relocating the fitness room and library, and the cost of new furnishings, audio/video/lighting equipment and other items that FBC will supply. The new... Read more →
July 9, 2020
Thank you to all involved with FBC’s first ever “virtual” groundbreaking ceremony! The event was a lot of fun, and it provided a great launch for the project. The ceremony can be viewed at https://fbcgenerations.org/progress. The asbestos abatement company has begun removing the old carpet and asbestos flooring from the... Read more →
May 5, 2020
Much has been happening over the past several weeks. The architects have completed 100% of the drawings and have submitted them to the city for permit review. Our general contractor, Johnson-Kreis, has provided copies of the plans to potential sub-contractors, and bids will be received on May 12th. The start... Read more →
Ways You Can Give
For our church to reach its financial goal, we will need commitments in varying amounts. Please consider your commitment in proportion to your resources. These commitments are for 3 years, over and above your current giving.