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Restoration Church

Restoration Church has outgrown their current facility and needed a place to call their own. That new place was a prominent location off of North 1604 in San Antonio. Powers Goolsby came alongside them to design the first phase of their new facility and plan out future growth. The first phase consists of a sanctuary for over 300. The core of the design centers around fellowship spaces, from the open lobby, to the back porch, to the game room opening onto the kids worship and fellowship hall.

Location
San Antonio, TX
Project Size
28,800 sf.
Services
Master Planning, Imaging, Schematic Design, Design Development, Construction Documents, Bidding & Negotiation, Construction Administration
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CBC Youth Space Renovation

Community Bible Church needed a fun, vibrant space for their youth to be gather and hang out. Unfortunately, the space that would become the new youth hangout was full of offices. Let the demo begin! The program for the project included a flexible space for the kids to spend time. This space needed to be fun and playful as well as functional for small groups to meet. In addition to this space, the program called for a few larger dedicated classroom spaces. The final design had the elevator opening onto a game room that could also double as a place for small groups to meet. On either side of this game room is class room space. One dedicated class room and one that is able to open up via glass garage doors to make a larger gathering space.

Location
San Antonio, TX
Project Size
4,900 sf.
Services
Schematic Design, Design Development, Construction Documents, Bidding & Negotiation, Construction Administration
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Community Bible Church Baptistery

The Community Bible Church of San Antonio Texas commissioned Powers
Goolsby to design a Pool Sized Baptistery in the Main Sanctuary. This Baptistery was
designed to be the main focal point of their Sanctuary to host this large crowd event.
This was a custom design built by our sister company PG Construction Services, LLC.

Location
San Antonio, TX
Project Size
Services
Imaging, Schematic Design, Design Development, Construction Document, Design Build
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University Baptist

As part of an existing campus, the new worship center was constructed to
compliment their existing building while still bringing a more contemporary feel to the campus. The new building includes an expansive 750 seat sanctuary with spacious lobby including a coffee bar. The porch that surrounds the lobby allows for congregants to gather and fellowship long after service has ended.

Location
San Antonio, TX
Project Size
19,700 sf.
Services
Master Planning, Imaging, Schematic Design, Design Development, Construction Documents, Bidding & Negotiation, Construction Administration, Finish Selections, Design Build
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True Vine Baptist Church

Residing in the neighborhood of heritage- the largest subdivision in San Antonio- True Vine faced the challenge of hosting many congregation members in a small space. With a population of approximately 12,000, Heritage is a community that experienced rapid growth and development, and has become a city unto itself. In order to respond to the increasing population and accommodate a magnifying group of worshippers, True Vine needed to expand.

Instead of renovation or adding to their existing structure- which included few classrooms, some offices, a small fellowship hall and a sanctuary seating 200- True Vine swelled their campus with a new worship facility constructed uphill to take advantage of site conditions that would offer spectacular views. Visible from just under a mile away along adjacent roads, the new 32,400 square foot worship facility houses a 1,300 seat sanctuary, a choir rehearsal room, a nursery, counseling center and dedicated administration space.

Location
San Antonio, TX
Project Size
29,000 sf.
Services
Master Planning, Imaging, Schematic Design, Design Development, Construction Documents, Bidding & Negotiation, Construction Administration
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Resurrection Baptist Church

The original facilities for Resurrection Baptist Church were located in the midst of a flood plain. Having gone underwater not once but twice, the congregation was in desperate need of relocation. The perfect local- a hill top overlooking the city of Schertz- resented itself, and the church purchased the land in order to build anew.

The first phase of the new master plan consists of program elements that
demanded a maximum usage of space. The ensuing design prioritized function over form. An 11,500 square foot multipurpose building doubles as a worship facility capable of seating 750 congregation members for service. An adjacent main lobby serves as a space for fellowship, and connects the multipurpose facility to a 20,000 square foot administration and education center. The addition hoses pastoral offices and dedicated classrooms for youth and adult educational opportunities, as well as breakout activities.
Monumental stairs in the lobby wrap the elevator core, inviting visitors to walk up and explore the second floor spaces. The resulting facility strikes a balance between cost, space, function, and aesthetic appeal.

Keeping the needs of a growing congregation in mind, future phases for resurrection Baptist Church include a 30,000 square foot expansion containing additional education space, a café, a chapel, and a 1,800 seat sanctuary complete with a choral suite to enhance the church’s active music ministry.

Location
Schertz, TX
Project Size
57,000 sf.
Services
Master Planning, Imaging, Schematic Design, Design Development, Construction Documents, Bidding & Negotiation
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Redeeming Grace

Redeeming Grace Christian Church began in 1988 with 33 congregation
members meeting in a former truck repair garage owned by the Ferrelgas Company. Shortly after the church’s inception, Redeeming Grace received sponsorship from the Kirby Baptist Church of Kirby, TX, and the San Antonio Baptist Association. With the aid of each, Redeeming Grace was able to renovate their former garage into a sanctuary complete with fellowship hall and front foyer. This temporarily sustained their growing congregation until 2001, when multiple Sunday services began to be offered in order to accommodate all members.

The church expanded further in 2005 to include a gymnasium serving as a multipurpose use space to house youth ministries. Due to further growth in congregation size, the gymnasium was transformed into a Worship Center in 2010, and the original sanctuary became the Grace Zone Learning Center. The Worship Center was able to house Redeeming Grace’s congregation for a few years before finding themselves in need of yet another expansion, but this time without any additional space on their land in which to grow. In order to escape their landlocked predicament, the church purchased 10- acres of land less than two miles away from their current location. In order to help shape their future, Redeeming Grace sought-out the assistance of Powers Goolsby Architects to design a master plan that would meet the needs of their growing congregation.

The first phase of the master plan includes a 450-seat sanctuary. Designed with a growing ministry in mind, the sanctuary is capable to expand to 700 seats. An adjacent lobby, fellowship hall and café offer space for casual conversation before and after services, as well as space for church activities. Office spaces serve the church’s administration, and classrooms on the first and second floor provide educational opportunities and serve the children’s and youth ministries. Future phases include additional educational spaces, and a larger sanctuary seating 1,400 congregation members. An atrium lobby will connect all phases of construction together. Upon completion, the congregation’s current worship space will be utilized as a community hall.


The new design will provide Redeeming Grace Christian Church with ample opportunity
for future growth and expansion.

Location
San Antonio, TX
Project Size
16,850 sf.
Services
Master Planning, Imaging, Schematic Design, Design Development, Construction Documents, Bidding & Negotiation, Construction Administration
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Redeemer Presbyterian Church

Redeemer Presbyterian Church moved from their existing facility into a new building they had just purchased. While a beautiful building it needed some interior renovations. The team of Powers Goolsby Architects and Church Interiors set to work designing a new stage and balcony layout. All the seating was updated to theater seats increasing the seating capacity. While the bulk of
the work was in the sanctuary and on the first floor, the basement and second floor also received a much needed face lift.

Location
Temple, TX
Project Size
20,700 sqft.
Services
Schematic Design, Design Development, Construction Documents, Construction Administration
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Praise Cathedral

The story of Praise Cathedral begins with tragedy. In February of 2013, the historic east side church, Children’s Memorial Church of God in Christ burned to ground. While the congregation was shocked they were not disheartened. Determined to rebuild the church contacted Powers Goolsby to aid them in their rebuilding efforts. After an extensive analysis of their site, their pragmatic needs, and budget it was determined they could not build what they needed moving forward on their current site.


With a new site found the church eagerly moved forward with the first building on their new site, a 1000 seat sanctuary. The new building would also have a fellowship hall, office block and 8 classrooms. Down the spine of the building ran the lobby that connected all the building components into a unified whole.


The new building was completed in August of 2016. With the new building the church decided to change their name- Praise Cathedral. A great name for a congregation that through everything never stopped praising the Lord.

Location
San Antonio, TX
Project Size
34,500 sf.
Services
Master Planning, Schematic Design, Design Development, Construction Documents, Bidding & Negotiation, Construction Administration
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LIVING WATERS WORSHIP CENTER

Powers Goolsby worked with LWWC to create a master plan which incorporated several existing structures, a new multi-use auditorium, children’s education wing, administration spaces and a 1,200 seat Sanctuary. The master plan calls for all of these spaces to be connected through a semi-circular lobby space with ministry areas and prayer nooks.
While the location of LWWC is ideal, the existing facilities lacked any street presence or identity. With no defining elements, only a small sign and cars in the parking lot on Sunday identified this a church. The new facilities added much needed height, color and texture to the campus. Large overhangs and a Porte-cochere define the main entry in line with the new and revised parking areas. Stone columns accentuate the covered entry, giving the building a tactile element. Upon entering the building, the open lobby with varied height ceilings create different spaces and areas to step out of the flow to welcome visitors or visit with other members. Other “nook”; areas are set up for a portable coffee station and for children’s check in desks and kiosks. A large Texas limestone wall and signage punctuate the sanctuary entries, allowing people to immediately identify their destination. Entering the sanctuary, the eye is immediately drawn towards the stage and ultimately to the suspended cross, placing all focus on the Lord.

Location
Seguin, TX
Project Size
14,000 sf,
Services
Master Planning, Imaging, Schematic Design, Design Development, Construction Documents, Bidding & Negotiation, Construction Administration
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