Church Marches To New Multi-Million Dollar Home


Sunday, November 21st 1999, 12:00 am
By: News On 6


An Oklahoma church marched toward a new millennium Sunday. The First Baptist Church of Broken Arrow fulfilled a dream by building a new multi-million dollar house of worship. Marchers left their old church Sunday morning taking a big step to the future.

More than 2,000 members of Broken Arrow's First Baptist Church traveled 2.5 miles spreading the word, carrying signs and banners. Most traveled by foot, some by float, and others by boat. The walk is the end of a 7 year journey for members of the congregation.

They're heading for their new church and have already paid the 8 million dollar bill. The congregation raised all that money and at one point, the pastor gave them $18,000 dollars, members returned the favor, giving back more than $1 million.

"It tells you something about what the Lord can do it's all to his honor anyway," says a church member.

Along the way, members say their new place of worship will continue 90 years of growth.

"And what we want to do is to be sure our hearts are ready to claim what God has given," says First Baptist Church Preacher.

So members prayed for the future of the new 1st Baptist Church of Broken Arrow. And as soon as they walked in, they unveiled the cornerstone of the church , the wall of faith which holds names of those who helped lay the foundation of an old Church's, new future. A home they want to keep for another 90 years.

Members still have some touchups on the debt-free facility. The first service is set for January 2.