BY LISA WARREN
Free Will Baptist Family Ministries has announced plans for a $1.5 million expansion project to the on-campus school in the Camp Creek community.
According the Rev. Frank Woods, Family Ministries executive director, the expansion is necessary because the school's current facilities are "simply out of room."
Major funding for the project came from a generous gift to Family Ministries from the estate of the Rev. O.P. and Ruby Stokes.
"This gift, as well as all Mother's Day offerings, will go toward the expansion of our school," Woods said in Family Ministries' Spring Newsletter.
A presentation on the project by Woods and architect John Fisher of John Fisher + Associates was also made Tuesday morning at the monthly Greene County Partnership Breakfast.
"Please encourage your church or pastor to partner with us in helping to educate the children we serve," Woods stated in the newsletter.
"Every year, we encourage churches to receive an offering for us on Mother's Day," he said.
"Every dollar of this offering will go toward our school project. Providing a good education to the young people we serve is the second greatest thing we can do for them, second only to sharing the gospel of Jesus Christ," he added.
Family Ministries officials hope to break ground on the project this summer.
"Family Ministries is blessed to have our own state-licensed school on campus, staffed by teachers who love the Lord and their students.
"This school is recognized by the State of Tennessee and can award graduation certificates that are accepted in any college in the country," Woods added in the newsletter.