BACONTON, GA (WALB) - A project that St. James Missionary Baptist church has been working on for months has finally been completed.
The new Family Life Community Center in Baconton is now open.
It's two stories tall, and 8,800 square feet. The new facility will serve kids and seniors. They have a pool and ping pong table, plus a basketball court and classrooms for after-school programs.
"Again to give the kids somewhere to go after school so that they don't roam the streets and get in trouble. I think it's the church's obligation to make sure they do something to make a difference in the lives of people and our theme for 2016 is "Living and Serving and Make A Difference" which is nothing new for us because we like trying to make a difference anyways," said Pastor Lawrence Knighton.
The church will hold a Superbowl Party at their new facility on Sunday.