What will God lead Hillcrest to accomplish from this corner in Hopkinsville? With such a vast array of options, this church desperately needs the Shepherd to guide this flock forward. Therefore, as you pray, please consider the following as you view the drawings and prepare for discussion about the process.
Plans were developed with the help of another architectural firm, resulting in a set of drawings that represented a general idea of what HBC saw as a footprint of our facilities.
Approximately 30 months ago, HBC extended a call to Bro. Joe Bufford as Senior Pastor and began to accelerate the potential building plans.
In the summer of 2013, the body considered the drawings and decided to move forward, accepting bids from various architects based on the initial concepts.
J. Keith Sharp began his work with Hillcrest, after approval of contracting his services, to begin the process of planning, taking into account the local and state regulations, needs of the congregation, and overall goal for the vision to reach people in Hopkinsville and the surrounding area.
The drawings below represent a footprint and general layout of space in the next phase of building. It does NOT constitute a final phase of construction, but rather a portion of the plan that will enable HBC to grow numerically while we Lead People to Follow Jesus. The overall scope of this phase does not include all that HBC will pursue, but is a link to the future.
The final plan will include more space where the former sanctuary, education space, and fellowship hall now exist. However, in an effort to address fellowship space, some Sunday School needs, a growing preschool and children's ministry, traffic flow, and a more condusive, secure administrative area, the following drawings are being considered.
Again, please pray and ask God to guide your thoughts while He helps you see the potential of His work here. Also, you can go to the QUESTION form and submit questions or concerns to Terry Minuth, the Building Committee Chairman, and the Pastoral Staff. We will seek to address all inquiries and obtain the answers from Keith Sharp if we are unable to do so without his expertise.
Thank you so much for all God is doing through you, the membership of Hillcrest Baptist Church.