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First Baptist Church builds education center

Developers are hoping to finalize the design for the education center at a meeting on...
Developers are hoping to finalize the design for the education center at a meeting on Wednesday, but construction on the three-story building is already underway.(Live 5)
Published: Sep. 22, 2021 at 7:24 AM EDT
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CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCSC) - In the heart of downtown Charleston, First Baptist Church is building a new education building.

Developers are hoping to finalize the design for the education center at a meeting on Wednesday, but construction on the three-story building is already underway.

Associate Pastor Walker Maginnis says the facility will house hundreds of students for the First Baptist School, as well as hundreds on the weekends during worship studies and church services.

Maginnis says the new building is replacing the nearly 70-year-old building that used to stand...
Maginnis says the new building is replacing the nearly 70-year-old building that used to stand on the site.(First Baptist Church)

Plans for the facility include eight classrooms, a nursery, cafeteria, preschool, welcome center and more.

Maginnis says the new building is replacing the nearly 70-year-old building that used to stand on the site.

Once the design is approved, Maginnis says he hopes they can finish construction by April and move students in by next year.

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