The Gateway Grace Community Church, a Grace Brethren church in Parkesburg, Pa., broke ground on Sunday, October 28, dedicating their 34 acres in Chester County, Pa. for the Lord’s use.
They expect to begin construction on a new 20,000 square foot multi-purpose worship facility on five acres of that land. It will allow the growing congregation, which is pastored by Dan O’Deens, to move from a cramped, rented facility where more than 400 people worship in two services, to a building of their own.
The rest of the facility will be developed with athletic fields, picnic area, and a wedding gazebo next to a spring-fed pond.
In the photo above, the pastoral team, led by Pastor Dan O’Deens and his wife, Gay, (her back is to the camera, he is next to her), took the first slice into the ground.