First Baptist Church, Spartanburg believes in emphasizing the family – helping youth find direction, explore life, and build quality friendships in a Christian environment. This mission led them to invest in a new Student Center, which houses the Hangar, the Auditorium and the Education Complex. All are connected by the Concourse, an open and dynamic streetscape that also serves as a pre-function area for both the auditorium and the Hangar.
The Hangar is the “hang-out” space for the youth and takes on an aircraft hangar curved roof structure reminiscent of a 1940’s complex. An authentic T-28 navy Trainer is suspended from the roof structure. The Hangar features a 3-on-3 basketball area, an outside volleyball court and eating area, a fully functional cafe, gaming stations, a large screen TV area, ping pong, foosball, and an audio broadcasting facility.