106 Grand Ave NW
Fort Payne, AL 35967-2032

The Pastor's Perspective


Renovation Proposal

The Pastor's Perspective
27 Apr 2017 by Pastor

Church Family,

Several years ago, we endeavored upon a multiphase renovation process to bring our facilities up to date and maximize the ministry potential of our church campus. Thanks to God's faithfulness to provide and your faithfulness to give, we stand at the cusp of our third and final stage of renovation. Last Sunday night, our Building Committee presented plans for a modified (or revised) version of the original Phase III building design, the details of which are itemized below. This Sunday, at the conclusion of our morning worship, we will ask members to stay afterward for a brief special business meeting to vote on the proposed renovations. Because we operate on trust, we are including details of the renovation in this announcement as well as some drawings of plans, and we will have an insert in the Sunday bulletin itemizing the key facets and projected overall price of the project (as already discussed last Sunday night). Thank you for partnering with us as a church family, and may God bless us to be a blessing to others for the glory of His name.

Grace and peace,
Dr. Nathan VanHorn
Pastor, FBCFP

The Building Committee presents for your consideration and approval the Revised Phase III Renovation as spelled out in the five points defined in the proposal, namely:

1.  Appropriate and need driven renovation of remaining Education and Music wing space including creation of a secure Children's Department, completion of asbestos abatement throughout the building, appropriate audiovisual wiring throughout, retractable monitors in Sanctuary, renovation of Sanctuary foyer and stairwells to include permanent slate flooring on foyer floor, replacement of all Education Building windows with code compliant windows for safety, renovation of all four stairwells, insulation in attic, and appropriate furnishing of renovated spaces.

2.  Slate flooring of existing carpeted areas on ground floor of Sanctuary; appropriate wood flooring to carpeted areas of pulpit dais; cleaning and refinishing of pulpit dais steps.

3.  First Street portico renovation with brick pavers from curb to curb, steps from curb, updating of lighting.

4.  Building of pavilion structure on the Grand Avenue lot we own, containing appropriate fellowship space, furnishings, kitchen, restrooms, garage space, storage, security measures, and fencing around the lot.

5.  Authorizing the Trustees of First Baptist Church of Fort Payne to increase the First Fidelity Bank line of credit to $1 million dollars.


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