The congregation at Celebration Community Church celebrated the church’s upcoming expansion Sunday when details of the new community center were announced.
A capital campaign kicked off last year for the $1.3 million building and is expected to be complete by the end of 2013. Construction will take about a year.
More plans of the building were released Sunday. The building will serve as a meeting place for about 400 people and will be built north of the church with a covered walkway linking it to the current sanctuary. It will be named The Rev. Carol A. West Community Center in honor of West, who marked her 14th year at the church Sunday.
West said the name was announced again Sunday with the new expansion details after the church’s Board of Directors voted to name it for her after last year.
“I was very honored,” West told Instant Tea. “It was a very sweet surprise.”
West has seen the church grow from 35 members when she started more than a decade ago to the roughly 600 members now. She said the expansion will help the church, which is the largest Tarrant County church with a primary LGBT outreach, offer more groups and organizations to use the church as a meeting place.
“We’ve forged ahead in the community and this expansion is part of reaching out to the community,” she said.
Tom Guerin of Jepsen Guerin Architects in Dallas will be the architect on the project. Nan Faith Arnold of Nan Faith Arnold Co. in Dallas will serve as project manager.
To learn how you can support the capital campaign, call 817-335-3222.
Read the press release below.