OKLAHOMA CITY - A church in Oklahoma City is pursuing the possibility of a satellite location at Oklahoma City's "egg church."
Crossings Community Church announced on Easter Sunday they are pursuing the possibility of a satellite location at First Christian Church near NW 36th and Walker. “We have made a decision to pursue the First Christian Church property, and to plant a possible new Crossings Church location inside that building,” Crossing Community Church Senior Pastor Marty Grubbs said.
Officials with the church say they "have no plans of demolishing the current structure, but rather to have it continue in its originally intended use as a church."
They go on to say, "we believe a Crossings campus at 36th and Walker provides incredible potential for our church to reach into another community in our city."
The church will be "evaluating this opportunity" in the coming months, but Pastor Grubbs says they feel confident in the direction the church is going. “I think we’re definitely in a position now to really do our homework," Grubbs said. "Everything we’ve seen thus far looks really good, but we are going to have to understand how that all works.”
Matthew Wilcoxen lives across the street from First Christian Church. He told Oklahoma's News 4 he's excited about the possibility of having Crossings Church as his new neighbor. “I think that’s great. I was worried about what would go in here. Of course development is always good, the city is growing and we love that," Wilcoxen said. "This church has been a great neighbor, I love having it across the street.”
In 2016, a 32-acre property went up for sale near N.W. 36th and Walker in Oklahoma City. The property includes the First Christian Church, which is known for its shape and history.
The church's future has been undetermined ever since.