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BCF GRADUATES LEAD CHURCH IN MULTIMILLION-DOLLAR CONSTRUCTION PROJECT

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

February 13, 2013


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BCF graduates Brooks Braswell ('07), senior pastor, and Garrett Johnson ('11), worship leader, in front of the three million dollar expansion for First Baptist Church of Umatilla Florida.

"Changing the World through the Unchanging Word®" is more than just a registered trademark for The Baptist College of Florida (BCF) graduates; it is a mandate for Kingdom service. BCF graduate Brooks Braswell ('07), senior pastor of the First Baptist Church of Umatilla Florida, and Worship Leader Garrett Johnson ('11), recently celebrated the completion of a debt free multimillion-dollar construction project which was nothing short of God's amazing grace and blessing.

Conducting three services on Sunday morning with 1200 in attendance, First Baptist Church Umatilla has grown significantly from the 250 members only five years ago. Successful outreach ministries include an Adult Center, Crisis Center, Our Father's Kitchen, Haircut Ministry, Coffee Shop, F.A.I.T.H. Riders, Backpack to School Ministry, AWANA, SONshine School, Sewing Ministry, Giving Toy Box, and Thrift Store; intentionally reaching out to the community and changing lives.

Grand opening and dedication services were held on June 22, for the new 26,000-square foot facility ending the year-long construction and months of capital campaigns and pledges for the three million dollar project. There are 18 new classrooms, touch-screen technology for the new KIDZ LANDING check-in location, a 7,000 sq. ft. event center which includes HeBrews Café coffee shop, a 300 seat multipurpose meeting room, and a large welcome center to honor God and minister to His people.

According to Braswell, they also received a donation of a top-of-the line 7,800 sq. ft. playground that was installed for free during the last 3 weeks of the construction project. "This was absolutely icing on the cake," stated Braswell. "There's not a week that goes by that I don't just drive around the church property and cry a little bit at the amazing things that God has done here."


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BCF graduates Brooks Braswell ('07), senior pastor, and Garrett Johnson ('11), worship leader, inside the three million dollar expansion for First Baptist Church of Umatilla Florida.

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