Compassion Christian Church breaks ground

Compassion Christian Church breaks ground today, Sunday (Jan. 25, 2015) on its new building on Cawana Road in Statesboro.

Compassion Christian opened its doors in January 2013. It is a satellite location of Savannah Christian Church, a non-denominational contemporary Christian church with three locations in Savannah and one in Rincon.

The church, which has been meeting in a temporary location, purchased the Cawana Road property several years ago with plans to build a campus. The groundbreaking will be at 11 a.m. on Cawana Road off Veteran’s Parkway. If it rains, the service will move to 410 South Zetterower Avenue, where the church currently meets. The public is welcome.

The first phase on the project will feature a 400-seat worship center, children’s ministry spaces, and large outdoor gathering areas. Future phases of construction will include a 1200-seat worship center and outdoor amphitheater.

 “We’re here because we felt compelled to start a church for people who have given up on church. Church can be a place where you spend a few hours on Sunday, or it can be real, powerful. It can be life-changing,” said Compassion Christian pastor Harrison Huxford. “We’re excited about the opportunity to have even more space to welcome even more children, adults, families and college students.”

The project was designed by architecture firm LS3P’s Greenville, SC, office.

“It has been outstanding working with the campus leadership on such an energetic design that will function to engage the community and share Christ’s compassion,” said Burgess A. Metcalf, AIA of LS3P.

The contemporary design of the Statesboro campus includes an expansive steel and glass central lobby, and an exterior which makes use of metal panels, concrete and masonry for a modern, industrial aesthetic.