New Beginnings: Churches combine efforts, break ground for building

Published 7:05 pm Wednesday, March 15, 2023

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By KC Smith

Cooleemee Correspondent

Just over 20 years ago, Eagle Heights Church purchased a piece of property on Farmington Road with the intention to build a church home.

The congregation also purchased a building in Mocksville. Things didn’t work, and now     Eagle Heights is once again holding services in the Farmington Community Center.

About five years ago, Pastor Brent Spry asked the church members to pray for land and try to raise $100,000 by year’s end. Around April that same year, pastor Spry received a phone call from Bethany Baptist Church asking for a meet ing.

At lunch, Bethany Baptist leaders informed Pastor Spry they had purchased the original land that Eagle Heights had lost.  They were planning on building a church on that property.

Bethany Baptist was a small church of senior couples.  Due to its, the church couldn’t qualify for a building loan.

So Bethany Baptist leaders asked Spry if Eagle Heights would be interested in merging with Bethany to form one church.

Eagle Heights would get its land back, and Bethany Baptist had a building fund with $100,000.

Considering Pastor Spry had asked the church to pray for land and raise $100,000 for a building fund, this offer seemed to be an answer to that prayer.

After Spry announced this to Eagle Heights congregation, the churches decided to merge.       They voted to change the names of both churches to New Beginnings Church, since it is a new beginning for both.

The church vision for the community is to come and receive a new beginning in life.

“New Beginnings Church wants the congregation to look like you’re in WalMart, everyone is welcome,” Spry said.

They hope to be in the building by October of this year and then they can expand their ministry to meet the needs of more families.

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