After worshiping in three different locations for the past 2 1/2 years, members of Master's Way Christian Church now have a permanent place to call home.
The church has moved from the former Augusta Christian Elementary campus and will open its doors 10 a.m. Sunday in a 5,000-square-foot building at 777 Blanchard Road, which formerly housed Bethel Korean Presbyterian Church.
"Originally, we wanted to relocate in the Evans area," said Jim Joiner, the church's senior minister. "The reason we've gone into this facility is that it gives us access 24 hours a day, allowing us to enhance some of our programs, as well as maybe add some programs that we weren't able to do in the temporary locations."
More than two years ago, the nondenominational church was located on Columbia Road and was named Westside Christian Church. While located at Evans High School, the church was renamed Master's Way Christian Church before it was moved to the former Augusta Christian Elementary campus in February.
Nearly 100 members, including children, currently attend the church, and Joiner said the new sanctuary will seat about 110 people.
"Our children are meeting in classrooms, so we still have room in the sanctuary for growth, and that's kind of what we hope to do there," he said.
Joiner said he looks forward to being close to Blanchard Woods Park and participating in community events at the park.
The church offers a blended service of hymns and contemporary songs, he said.
"We really feel very strong about building the church upon the foundation of the word of God, and we'd love for people to come give us a try," Joiner said.
For information about Master's Way Christian Church, visit www.masterswaycc.net.
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