Group Helps Growing Church Build New Facility

By: Melissa Warren Email
By: Melissa Warren Email

"I was one of those folks who was in the area who was un-churched, and like alot of other people I had drifted away from church and I feel like this church was put here for me," said Spradlin.

Cedar Springs, Ky -A small Edmonson County church has quickly outgrown its facility since it opened almost three years ago. Their building has transformed within the past three days, thanks to a kind congregation from Tennessee.

After a damaging ice storm in Edmonson County three years ago, Oakland Baptist Church in Warren County came to aid in relief efforts. That's when they decided the area needed another church, and so began the eight member Community Church of Cedar Springs.

"We currently have about a hundred members and we have outgrown the facilities. We have outgrown our Sunday School rooms, we don't have any place we can get together and fellowship," said Community Church of Cedar Springs Building and Grounds Coordinator, Rodney Spradlin.

The Kingdom Builders, a group from the First Baptist Church in Kingston, TN travel the country helping build other churches for free.

"One of the things we really get out of the trips is that we get to meet alot of brothers and sisters in Christ who are on the same journey we are, and hopefully we help one another along the way," said Kingdom Builders of First Baptist Church in Kingston, TN Missions Chairman, Don Davis.

For the past week, they've been in Cedar Springs helping build a much needed addition to the Community Church, providing free labor. Rodney Spradlin was one of those people who needed a church three years ago, and now he supervises the expansion of the facility.

"I was one of those folks who was in the area who was un-churched, and like alot of other people I had drifted away from church and I feel like this church was put here for me," said Spradlin.

He says he wasn't the only one who felt that way, as over 90 people joined him.

"If you're a child of God, if you're a human being, you're welcome at our church," said Spradlin.

He hopes with the new facility and more space that number will continue to grow. Spradlin says now that the structure has been built, the church hopes to have the new addition ready for use by this fall.


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