We have moved into our new church!
APRIL, 2017 - LAND Purchase & DEDICATION
Since our founding as a mission church in 2010, King of Kings has sought to grow God’s kingdom here in the North Georgia mountains. As we have grown, we have been joined by members travelling to our current church home in Jasper from Blue Ridge and Ellijay to Jasper, Ball Ground, Canton and Calhoun. What a joyful congregation has been gathering in response to prayer and the work of the Holy Spirit!
Following the service on Sunday, April 23, hardy members of King of Kings Lutheran church braved sporadic showers to dedicate their newly acquired property. The future church site is a beautiful woodsy hill located on Appalachian Circle just north of the intersection of 515 and Philadelphia Road. Senior Pastor Ernie Knoche led the brief ceremony, which closed with the singing of “This Is My Father’s World,” and exclamations of “Alleluia! He Is risen, indeed!” Planning is now beginning for church construction on this new property. In the meantime, the congregation will continue to meet at their current location at 57 Kingdom Drive, just off Cove Road.
OCTOBER, 2017 - CHURCH DESIGNS APPROVED
On October 15, 2017 at our congregational meeting we approved the floor plan and general design for the new church, and we authorized the start of detailed design. At that same meeting, the congregation authorized the Church Council to proceed with a loan application with LCEF in the amount not to exceed $800,000 with the stipulation that the Capital Campaign achieve at least 80% of the $250,000 Capital Campaign goal.
March, 2018 - Ground Breaking Ceremony
In 2017 we purchased six acres just north of Jasper and have been busy planning, raising funds, and designing a new building that will allow us to continue to grow and give glory to the Lord. We are just about to start construction and celebrated the groundbreaking for our new church building on Saturday March 24, 2018 at 3:30 PM.
Look for our sign at Appalachian Circle on the west side of Highway 515 north of Walmart and Philadelphia Road, and watch us grow!
MAY, 2018 - BUILDING UPDATE
As of May 21 the site work has been completed. You will see the land is cleared and graded and building perimeter staked out and it is to grade. The detention pond is built, The perimeter has been seeded to protect from any run off. and a path has been cleared up to the highway for us to reinstall our Coming Soon sign that DOT required us to put it behind their fence. The staked out haybails you will see at the entry is simply a required concrete truck wash out area.
In the next week Amicalola EMC will be boring the neighbor's property and running power to a transformer they will install on our property.
Ross Andrews is awaiting the completion of what is called the mechanical drawings for his working drawings from plumber, electricial and HVAC designers. They are scheduled to be complete by the end of the month. With that we can apply for our building permit and start construction of our slab. The metal structural materials are designed, scheduled for completion and delivery for us to put up as soon as the slab is complete and ready to receive it.
We are right on schedule. Please stop by on a day when it will not be muddy and you will see how nicely this site has been prepared for us with lots of devine help. Keep saying your prayers for our committee's continued guidance. They are doing a great job and you will be very proud of their finished product.
June, 2018 - Building update
Our building permit was submitted and received approval. The footings have been dug, the plumbing rough for the slab are in with a successful inspection. The slab has been poured and anchor bolts for the metal structure are set in place. The metal building is on schedule for delivery so that vertical construction can begin.
September 2018 - Building update
The roof cap is being finished and the framing of the exterior walls will begin in earnest now and the weather will not affect us.