Randy Landis , the pastor of Church on the Move , which welcomes Christians of all races and denominations , explained that the church needs to relocate so that it may be able to serve its growing number of congregants
At our present location in Allentown , we have outgrown the ability to construct anymore facilities , Landis
said.Right now , we have a day care center , a school and a church on that property and the church has become too small for our needs..Landis
said the day care center and the school would remain in Allentown , but that the church would relocate to the township.
The new would be 55 , 000 square feet and would be surrounded by playing fields and a skate park , Landis
To be a good neighbor , Landis
said , the church would allow the community to use the playing fields and hold graduation ceremonies in the church.Landis
said that the church holds three services on Sunday , one on Wednesday and hosts a variety of events , including lectures by celebrity guest speakers.
The commission's main concern was whether the church would have enough parking spaces for its estimated 1 , 500 congregants.
added that the church will not generate a lot of traffic during the week.
Besides the services that will be held on Wednesday evenings , other activities the church would be host for during the week will not draw large crowds of people , Landis
said that during the week , office hours are 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. and the church has only 22 employees.
Because most of the young church members live in Allentown and do not own cars , Landis
said , youth group meetings will continue to be held at the Allentown facilities.
The board told Landis
it would recommend to the supervisors that they approve the church's plan.
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