After three and a half years without its own building, Baptist Campus Ministries at Auburn University is back in its own — and brand-new — site.
“We had great transitional space and are very appreciative of that,” said Stephen Thompson, senior campus minister of Auburn BCM.
For the past several years, the ministry has worked out of a bank building and rented from a nearby Methodist church.
“It was a great partnership,” he said, “but we’re glad to be in our own home.”
In November 2017, messengers to the Alabama Baptist State Convention annual meeting approved a deal that sold the BCM property to the city of Auburn for use as a seven-level parking garage, but included a provision for the city to build a new place for the ministry on the bottom level.
Funds from the sale provided a large chunk of funding for renovations at 10 other BCM buildings around the state.
The new Auburn facility sits on the same spot as the original building, just facing a different direction. Where it originally faced College Street, it now looks onto Wright Street. (continued)
This article was originally published at thealabamabaptist.org.