BRUNSWICK, Ga. -- The spirit of Christmas has a Brunswick church rallying to buy the foreclosed building that houses a ministry that is growing.
This spring the Greater Dimensions Christian Fellowship learned the building it leased on Altama Avenue was foreclosed on just weeks into the agreement. That gave the church two options: leave or put up $30,000 and buy the property.
Pastor Ken Adkins said he was at fault for not checking out the property closer and entering into a lease that cost the church nearly $10,000 and no commitment for a year.
Church members, according to Adkins, decided to forego giving Christmas gifts in order to raise money for the down payment.
"I'm optimistic; we've come this close. We've been struggling and fighting hard," said Adkins, who added the church is just a few thousand dollars short of reaching its goal.
On Monday, the church got some more good news, said Adkins. He said the Coastal Bank of Georgia is giving the church an extension until Friday, December 15, to put the deal together.
While the church is still on the clock to raise money, Pastor Adkins said it appears the spirit of Christmas is very much alive as people in the spirit of giving are saving a church.
First Coast News