First Baptist Church

Builders for Christ Expanding First Baptist Church

Volunteers from across the country have been hard at work this summer creating a new multi use Worship Activity Center at the First Baptist Church on Main St. The new addition will include several classrooms and a fellowship area. The main area is designed to double as a gym for basketball and volleyball.

The volunteer organization Builders for Christ takes on three projects per year, and volunteers spend a week working on the construction. Materials are supplied by the local congregation.

Richard Young, leader of the Waycross, GA group has been doing this as part of his "vacation" for many years.  He says, "we laugh a lot, eat a bunch, and do a little work. We do it for the love of the Lord and the people." 

Construction at the First Baptist Church began on June 1st, and the organization's work is scheduled to be completed by August 23rd. During that time, over 500 volunteers will have visited Monroe for a week or more.