Bible Center Church

Bible Center Church

Charleston, WV

Owners
Bible Center Church
Construction Manager
Pray Construction Co.
Architect
Silling Associates, Inc.
Completion Date
2008
Construction Cost
$11.25 million
Project Size
310,000 Square Feet
Awards
2010 AIA West Virginia Merit Award

Dedicated to serving the needs of their parishioners, Bible Center Church created a multi-phased development plan to relocate their facility to a new campus. In total, the proposed church campus includes more than 250,000 square feet of worship, fellowship, education and administrative space on a picturesque 90 acres. The first phase of this development included approximately 60,000 square feet of worship; Christian education; administrative support space; 500 surface parking spaces; a new access drive; plazas and landscaping; as well as site infrastructure for future development. The central component of phase one includes a 1,200-seat multi-purpose sanctuary that serves the needs of the initial relocation. The grand lobby space offers a window to the outdoors with its large fenestration and clerestory features. The extensive glass curtain wall and large open spaces were accomplished with a combination of tubular steel frames and glulam wood trusses. A large fireplace in the lobby creates a welcoming environment for fellowship. The worship space is designed to continue the elegant lodge-like atmosphere with its richly textured fabrics, stone and warm natural millwork. The phase two strategic plan expands the educational and gymnasium space. A portion of this phase provides for administrative needs. Phase three includes a 2,200-seat worship center, a small chapel and additional room for the education ministry.