An Oklahoma-based megachurch is looking into adding a historic church reportedly threatened with demolition as a new campus.
Crossings Community Church, a congregation with campuses in Oklahoma City, Edmond, and online that averages 8,000 weekly worshippers, has been working to acquire First Christian Church of Oklahoma City.
Jennifer Ayotte, spokesperson for Crossings Church, explained in comments emailed to The Christian Post on Monday that her church is “always considering new opportunities to reach into other areas of our community.”
“We are very excited about the possibility of a satellite in this location of our city,” she added, noting that they also have a satellite campus at the Joseph Harp Correctional Center in Lexington.
“We will be spending the coming months evaluating this opportunity as we have no plans of demolishing the iconic structure, but rather have it continue in its originally intended use as a church.”
In February, Oklahoma City Ward 2 Councilman Ed Shahid took to Facebook to explain that demolition of First Christian Church “appears imminent.”
Although the church is on the National Register of Historic Places for its architectural design, Shahid noted that the current owners believe there are too many issues with the building and their congregation has declined too much to be able to fix the issues.
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SOURCE: Christian Post, Michael Gryboski