A groundbreaking ceremony was held Thursday at the site for the new Restoration Worship Center facility in Richmond Hill.
The new facility will be at 7446 Highway 17 South, about 3 miles from the non-denominational church’s current site, and will have an estimated capacity of about 300 people.
Restoration founder Pastor Hubert Quiller was joined by Mayor Harold Fowler, members of the Richmond Hill/Bryan County Chamber of Commerce and others for the ceremony.
“We see this as a very awesome thing, very much excited about where we are, very much excited about what God is doing …,” Quiller said.
The center will be about 8,000 square feet and have a unique tent-like shape.
“It fits us. It looks like us, it’s environmentally friendly and that’s why we are gravitating toward that particular building because it’s very unique in its structure, and we are very unique in our ministry, and we think that’s going to be a good fit for us,” Quiller said.
According to information from the Chamber, Restoration began in 2011 and has been renting space for its services ever since. Quiller said the church started with 15 members, and now has about 75 regular visitors.
Quiller expects the new church to be completed later this year, around August.
For more on this story, see BryanCountyNews.com and the Feb. 18 edition of the News.