Trinity Presbyterian Church (PCA) broke ground on a new million-dollar gymnasium and classroom facility on Friday.
Trinity Presbyterian, on East Main Street near Mill Creek Park, is an active congregation with many outreach ministries, including a ministry to the Hispanic population, a campus ministry, youth and counseling ministries, as well as Trinity Christian School, a K-12 school with more than 160 students.
Trinity Church was officially organized in 1984, the same year that Trinity Christian School was established.
“This is the third expansion of our original East Main Street facility,” said Senior Pastor Roland S. Barnes. “This latest expansion will provide us with a gymnasium as well as additional classroom space that will benefit all of the ministries of Trinity Presbyterian Church, including Trinity Christian School.”
The facility will be approximately 16,000 square feet, and will include a gymnasium with a stage that can be used for programs, locker rooms, a kitchen and concession area, and several classrooms. The church will benefit by having additional space for recreational activities for the youth and college ministries, as well as a larger fellowship space.
“We are grateful to God that he has blessed us with the facilities we have,” said Pastor Barnes, and he reminded the audience, “Unless the Lord builds the house, they that labor labor in vain.”
“We are very excited about this new building project,” said Trinity Christian School Headmaster David Lattner. “We will finally have our own facility for our athletic program, a larger assembly space for school programs, as well as new labs and other classrooms that will greatly benefit the school.”
Construction will begin this summer and will continue throughout the upcoming school year. The architect is John Congleton of CB Architects from Augusta, and the general contractor is the Paul S. Akins Company of Statesboro. Ellis Wood's company will do the site preparation work.