Halfacre Construction Company recently broke ground on a new building for North River Church in Parrish, Fla.

Located at 5525 Fort Hamer Road in Parrish, the church’s new 10,500-square-foot addition will sit on a 10-acre parcel. The building will house a foyer, sanctuary with stage, classrooms, nursery, youth room and restroom facilities. Its existing building was converted into the church’s administration offices.

Halfacre Construction Company will complete all site development and construction of the pre-engineered metal structure. The architect on the project is BWAS Design.

“As the community in Parrish continues to grow, we recognized the tremendous opportunity before us to be a beacon of hope in this area,” said Michael Kennedy, lead pastor at North River Church. “We purchased 10 acres of land in 2015 with the plan to build a permanent facility that will enable us to continue reaching out to this community and sharing the hope available through a relationship with Jesus Christ. The future is bright for North River Church, and we are excited to see God continue to move in incredible ways in the life of our church and community during this expansion and in the years ahead. Our goal is to help people know Jesus, grow in their relationship with him and tell others about him. This facility will be a great tool as we seek to continue this mission, and we are grateful to partner with Halfacre Construction on this project!”

The $2.4 million project is scheduled for completion at the end of October 2020.

In October 2010, North River Church began as a church plant from West Bradenton Baptist Church with the goal of reaching the growing city of Parrish with the gospel. The church has met at Williams Elementary School for the last nine years and will celebrate its 10-year anniversary in its permanent facility at the end of 2020.