FB Sutherland Springs, TX

Sutherland Springs, TX – First Baptist Church Sutherland Springs, the Southern Baptist congregation whose members were targeted by a gunman last November in what became one of the worst mass shootings in US history, began construction of a new worship center and education building in May, 2018.  The North American Mission Board is partnering with MG+A who is heading up development, design and construction of Phase 1 of the FBC Sutherland Springs project.

Phase 1 includes a new worship center, education building and commons facility.  The planned worship center features an exterior of stone and glass. Two towers on the corners of the building will emanate glowing light. Inside, the worship center will feature seating for 250 people. A memorial to the 26 people who lost their lives in the attack will be located in a space adjacent to the worship center and commons.  The education building is designed to host classrooms for attendees age infant through adult. Outside, a lighted, paved parking lot will also be included.

The Restore Sutherland Springs website serves to share pertinent information about the progress of the project, partners as well as opportunities for individuals and corporations to donate towards the efforts.  Visit

Read press release about ground breaking ceremony here

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