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Roopville Road Baptist Church Raises Funds to Build its New Home of Worship

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Roopville Road Baptist Church was blessed that its congregation was growing at a rapid rate. However, that meant that they needed to build a new sanctuary to house their entire membership and keep that positive "energy" by continuing to worship in one service.

Roopville Road's Minister of Music and Administration Bryan Turner was given the daunting task of overseeing the expansion project. While the Church committee was torn between R.K. Redding Construction and another construction company, one of the committee members said that he could serve as the project superintendent, if the Church leadership selected his construction company.

That's when the RKR philosophy made a difference. According to Turner, "Randall Redding of RKR was the only firm of 10 we interviewed to call after the bidding process. In fact, Randall left me a voicemail and said he supported our decision 100% and that he hoped to work with us down the road."

While Roopville Road was securing its financing, Turner said "Steven Hill would call to check-in with me inquire about how the project was going and how the fundraising efforts were coming along. It became apparent to me very quickly that Randall and Steven cared about who we were and what we were doing, even after we selected another builder. That really left an impression on me and the whole committee."

After spending months nailing down the financing for the project, the bank required that the Church rebid the project due to the amount of passed time. Turner said, "We knew instantly that RKR was the right fit for us to select as the other company to participate in the second bid process. Two member of the committee, who have lived in this community a long time, said that they have never heard one negative thing about RKR. Their reputation was a major eye-opener for us and for what we wanted to accomplish as a committee."

"Our Church theme is 'A place for you to call home.' We are all about building relationships and that is exactly what Randall and Steven exemplified."


Known for its conservative stance on lifestyle, strong bible preaching and choir-centered worship, the Church's biggest need was to house its entire congregation and future growth, as well as children-age ministry classrooms and a new music suite. The Church began paying off its debt to begin preparation for the new sanctuary and began master planning to build new worship center.

"Our timing was such that the economy tanked as we began to raise funds, but it didn't change our vision," said Turner. "If you want to show how big God is what He's doing, your faith becomes enhanced by staying true to the vision. We began our formal Stewardship campaign in October of 2011 and we stretched beyond anything the church had ever done before. And with God's help, we have exceeded beyond what even we planned for."

But, that didn't mean they had 'money to burn.' With the Church's significant missionary work - both locally and internationally - Turner feels that every penny saved is a penny earned. "I appreciated that RKR would continuously hunt for ways, on a daily and weekly basis, to reach the same end result at a lower cost. They spent the time to save us money without losing our vision."

"God had a plan for us at Roopville Road Baptist Church and I'm so happy that the whole RKR team has helped us to fulfill that vision."

The first service in Roopville Baptist Church’s new worship center will be held on Sunday, Oct. 19, at 10:45 am.

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