Mayor Sylvester Turner & Bob Eury to Appear at Houston's First Baptist Church's Downtown Campus Event on Sunday, May 20
HOUSTON, May 17, 2018 (Newswire.com) - Houston’s First Baptist Church’s Downtown Campus will welcome Mayor Sylvester Turner and Bob Eury, Executive Director of the Houston Downtown Management District (Downtown District), to the public unveiling event of their renovated facility at 1730 Jefferson. Mayor Turner will be bringing a formal announcement from the City proclaiming May 20 as “Houston’s First Baptist Church – Downtown Campus Day.”
“We are honored and excited to host Mayor Turner and Mr. Eury at the New Starts Now celebration at our Downtown Campus,” says Downtown Campus Pastor Lee Hsia. “We'll celebrate on Sunday, May 20, beginning at 10:00 a.m. with breakfast, building tours, and special activities for children. We invite the Downtown community to come be a part of this new beginning in the heart of our city.”
The Downtown Campus of Houston’s First Baptist Church launched in October 2011 holding Sunday services on the tunnel level of 1010 Lamar — the same block of land owned by the church for decades prior to 1977 when the church moved to their current location near the interchange of the Katy Freeway and the West 610 Loop. In March 2017, Houston’s First Baptist Church purchased the land and building at 1730 Jefferson from the Communication Workers of America and the Downtown Campus began meeting and holding services there the following month.
Renovation planning and construction, under the direction of Kirksey Architecture and Tellepsen, is finishing this month, culminating in the New Starts Now celebration on May 20. A large illuminated cross on the exterior of the building will be completed in early summer. The church’s long-term vision is to create a co-working space on the third floor for like-minded ministries and non-profit groups.
For more information about the New Starts Now event on Sunday, May 20, 2018, or for information about regular services at the Downtown Campus of Houston’s First Baptist Church, please visit https://houstonsfirst.org/downtown/news-stories/new-starts-now.
Houston’s First Baptist Church is a relevant biblical community where members gather their hearts, grow their souls and give their lives away. Since its founding in 1841, Houston’s First has been committed to sharing the gospel of Jesus Christ and taking care of those in need locally and around the globe. Pastor Gregg Matte leads the multisite church with five campuses in the greater Houston area — The Loop, Cypress, Downtown, Sienna, and Spanish. www.HoustonsFirst.org
Source: Houston's First Baptist Church