Friday, November 21, 2008


Pictured above: Church Member, Jerry Miller with granddaughter, Cheyenne, and daughter, June Clutter in front of a handicap hallway installed west of the future worship center.

After over seven months of hard work from over 40 different volunteers who have given over $60,000.00 worth of donated labor, Liberty Baptist Church of Van Wert will be moving into the former Horace Mann School Building at 501 E. Third Street. Dec. 7th will be our first Sunday with Sunday School starting at 9:30 am and the Morning Worship time being changed to 10:45 am. Our biggest challenge after purchasing the school last December at the auction was to meet the new state codes for fire protection. Securcom from Minster, Ohio won our bid for our fire and burglar alarm system, and Armor Fire Protection in Lima has successfully installed our new fire/water sprinkler system.

I am also very happy to announce that as of Thursday, Nov. 20th, the State of Ohio electrical and structural building inspectors along with Van Wert City Fire Marshall, Bill Green have approved our entrance for worship and ministry into our new facility. Most all of the classrooms are already finished and ready to go, and we are now putting finishing touches on floor waxing, and finish carpentry work. The new Liberty Baptist Church is also now completely handicap accessible according to the Ohio State codes. For this winter, we will be meeting in the educational part of the building. We still have much work to do on the gym, which will be worked on this winter and open in the spring of 2009. We will then have our open house and building dedication after the gym has been remodeled as our worship center.

Pictured below: Church Member, Mike Ramser installing our final Exit light!

This sure is something GREAT to Praise God about!!