A Church’s Resurrection

Above drone shot courtesy of Greg Van Wickle

The Cape Cod Bible Alliance Church in Brewster, built in 1986 and added onto in 1996, was devastated by a fire in 2012 that razed the building. When cleanup and construction began, friends came to the church’s aid, with neighboring Stony Brook Elementary School donating space to continue services until a new church was built. The new, state-of-the-art, 18,000-square-foot facility was completed four years later, in 2016. “We reused the foundation, so it’s part of the structure,” says Pastor Myron Heckman, who helped found the church in 1978. The facility’s new sanctuary holds up to 300 people for services. The church also boasts a nursery, a commercial kitchen and dedicated classrooms for youth groups and Bible study groups. “Before, we always had to move things around,” says Pastor Heckman of the classrooms. Church administrator Paula Peden says even the administrative offices are better. “I have my own room for the copier!” she laughs. Pastor Heckman says that Phase 2 of the construction will begin later this year. The church plans to build a larger sanctuary room, for which the foundation has already been poured.

Marina Davalos

Courtesy of Cape Cod Bible Alliance Church

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