Austin Baptist Church set to expand

Membership outgrowing Four Points facility after two years

Staff at Austin Baptist Church, 7016 Ribelin Ranch Drive, Austin, anticipate breaking ground in the spring on two additional buildings at the Four Points campus, Executive Pastor David Procter said. The project will take about a year to complete, he said.

The seven-year-old church held its first services Sept. 9, 2012, on the 35-acre tract.

"Attendance on that first Sunday exceeded the capacity of the building," he said.

The church has outgrown its facility in two years, Procter said. Church membership has expanded from more than 800 to almost 1,400 during the past three years, he said.

Procter said church plans, created by local architectural firm Jackson Galloway Associates, include a 24,000-square-foot education building for children and adult Bible study groups. A second 8,000- to 10,000-square-foot building will accommodate the church's largest adult class and may later be converted into the foyer of a future new worship center, he said.

Building and capital fundraising committees are involved in the project, Procter said.