Design and Ministry Needs
Berachah Baptist Church has been a mobile congregation looking for a permanent location when Verity Middle School came up for sale. Advantages of purchasing the school included more acreage for future development, the size of the building that could be transformed into ministry space, price, location and good visibility. Renovating and re-purposing the property will be as the pastor stated; “a catalyst allowing us to bless this community more powerful than ever before.”
Redeeming this former school into a tool for the church through remodeling was an exciting transformation. The existing gymnasium was converted into a multi-ministry worship space with an AVL booth and seating for 500+. The new entry addition allows light into the space, and a new cafe with multiple seating areas were created in the old cafeteria. Additional features include new restrooms, a family restroom, transforming the old school offices and music rooms into a children’s wing with a secure check-in and classrooms, and remodeling the old library into offices for staff.
The brand new entrance at the existing parking lot now connects the community’s former school with a new worship center in Middletown, Ohio.