Construction will soon begin on a new 23-acre campus for the First Apostolic Church of Lafayette and the Apostolic Christian school, located at 302 Town Center Parkway in Lafayette, LA.
The new $8.5 million project will consist of a 25,386 sq ft church building as well as a separate 25,373 sq ft school building.
According to Fusion Architects out of Baton Rouge, LA, the new church building will feature a large, spacious sanctuary with generous seating for the congregation and state-of-the-art audio/visual capabilities. The church building will also include space for future expansion for Sunday school classes and offices.
The new school building will feature grade-level classrooms Pre-k – 12, a media/conference center, administration areas, and student common areas along with a large commercial kitchen & cafeteria that will double as a fellowship hall for the newly constructed Church.
What’s an Apostolic church? A simple answer is a people who align themselves with the Apostles, the earliest followers of Jesus. Diving a bit deeper, you’ll find that many Apostolic and Pentecostal churches firmly believe that to enter the gates of heaven you must repeat (to turn away from sin), be water submerged baptized in Jesus’ name (to be washed white as snow), and to receive the gift of the Holy Spirit made evident by speaking in tongues (to allow Jesus to dwell within you) — Acts 2:38 KJV.
A tentative completion date for the new Christian school is set for August 2021, and a tentative completion date for the new church building is set for December 2021.