June 21, 2011 by wcobserver
By Timothy D. Dennis
WEST FORK- Residents driving through downtown may have seen an unfamiliar sight in recent days. Surveyor’s stakes were planted in the ground at a local church that has been at the same location in West Fork for several years.
Indeed, the West Fork Assembly of God recently received a building permit for additions totaling $100,000.
The church will construct a metal building on the south side of the existing building. A hallway will be built to connect the two.
The 45-foot by 65-foot addition will be a multi-purpose facility, said Bill Anderson, church pastor. Inside, a new kitchen area will give the church a larger fellowship hall and new classrooms will give the church space necessary for expanding its existing ministries.
“We needed the added ministry space to effectively move — especially the youth and children’s ministries — in the way we want to go,” Anderson said.
The decision to build onto the church was unanimous among the congregation; building onto the church has been considered for a number of years, Anderson said. He began preaching at the church last summer.
Anderson said that he hopes to have the dirt work done by the end of this week, and that the project should be complete by early to mid fall.