Agape Church - Scottsboro

Year Completed: 2012
Project Size: 35,000 Sqft

Chapman Sisson Architects was selected to develop a master plan and initial phase worship center for Agape Baptist Church, which was previously located in a suburban retail center. The quickly growing congregation sought after a home of their own that would allow for plenty of room for development and expansion.

Working with the church building team, Chapman Sisson Architects designed a new two story worship facility with education, administration, and fellowship space that reflected the contemporary style of the church’s character. The non-traditional appearance of the exterior design of Agape Baptist Church is comparable to a high-end retail establishment and is an extension of the church’s desire to reach out to those who may have been turned off by a more traditional church setting.

One of the challenges that the building team faced was relocating the programmed spaces from the existing facility, and incorporating them into the new building in a cost effective manner. To achieve this, volunteer labor supplied by a group called Campers on Mission was utilized to erect metal studs and drywall on the project.