A well-known Baptist church in Atlanta has decided to stay on the site it has occupied for six decades following a year-long study of options including relocation or possible merger with another congregation.
Members of Wieuca Road Baptist Church voted Oct. 16 to affirm their commitment to staying in Atlanta’s Buckhead neighborhood, according to a statement from the church council posted on the church website.
Last year the church formed an ad hoc Committee on Structural Alternatives to explore options in light of plateaued giving and rising expenses, mostly due to building costs.
The Buckhead Community Improvement District recently discussed the possible sale and redevelopment of the 4.6-acre property valued by Fulton County at $19.4 million.
In the end church members opted to double down on mission outreach, add a more intergenerational appeal to worship and engage the young adults and families who are beginning to make up the demographics of the neighborhoods that surround the church.
“Wieuca Road Baptist Church is proud of the 62 years we have ministered in Buckhead and is excited about continuing to share the love of Christ with our neighbors,” the church council statement said.