The Morehead, Ky., Church was organized in 1980. The small group met in the Baptist Student Center on the Morehead State University campus. Church was held there until a building was purchased later that year. The building which was purchased had formerly housed the Nazarene congregation. It consisted of a 100-seat, concrete-block sanctuary attached to an older frame house that provided two Sabbath School classrooms, two single-person bathrooms, a kitchen, and a small space for fellowship lunches or board meetings.
By the early 2000s more space was needed, and plans began for an expansion of the church. The plans included a two-story addition with a large fellowship hall, kitchen, and two large bathrooms downstairs. The upstairs plans consisted of six Sabbath School classrooms and two single-person bathrooms.
A 15-year loan for $200,000 was secured from the Southern Union Revolving Fund in May of 2005. This loan was the estimated amount needed to cover the cost of the structure and completion of the downstairs. The upstairs would remain unfinished until members raised the additional funds needed.
An occupancy permit for the downstairs of the addition was received in the fall of 2009. Enough funds had been received to complete the upstairs, and it was occupied shortly after.
Because of the Lord’s blessings and the faithful giving of the Morehead Church members, the 15-year loan was paid off in October 2016, a little more than 11 years.
Kentucky-Tennessee | February 2017