A growing church in Hunter's Creek paid $3.2 million this week to buy 11.6 acres for its second campus in Kissimmee.
Wade Mumm, lead pastor of Greeneway Church, told GrowthSpotter the church acted fast to secure the prime site at the corner of John Young Parkway and Centerview Drive even before crafting a master plan.
"We felt like we needed to jump in right away," he said on Thursday. "It's such a great location, and we were able to get the full 11.6 acres."
Mumm said Greeneway's current building is "tucked away" in Hunter's Creek. "Some people like a smaller service, so we'll continue to offer two of our Sunday services in Hunter's Creek."
The new location provides greater visibility and enough space for a building that can accommodate twice as many worshipers. The new building will seat between 800 and 1,000 people, and will have a reception hall and classrooms.
"We want it to be kid-friendly, so it will have a play zone," Mumm said. "We think it could be a great location for a daycare. It could be done in phases."
The church also plans to move its Spanish Ministry to the Kissimmee site. "We also have an outreach where we partner with Second Harvest to provide food boxes to 200 families," he said.
The church sourced a $3.16 million loan from Assemblies of God Loan Fund.
Mumm said church leaders have already short-listed potential civil engineers and architects for the project. They hope to break ground next summer.