Just before Christmas, Christ the King Anglican Church in Ocala, Florida, announced that it would be breaking ground on a new church building immediately adjacent to Grace Christian School. The Rev. Donald J. Curran Jr., senior pastor at Christ the King, is the chaplain of the school. Up until now, the church has been co-located with Living Waters Worship Center in Ocala.

CTK 2The first phase will be a two-story, multi-purpose structure that, in the short term, will fulfill all the needs of the day-to-day life of the church. Eventually, a tiered courtyard and a sanctuary will accompany this first building. The design–blending traditional with the contemporary–will include elements of early church and early Anglican architecture.

Rev. Curran said, “This is a truly wonderful moment for the church.  Our hope is that this new building will better enable us to serve the community, reach more people for the Gospel of Jesus Christ and grow the Kingdom of God.”

Join us in celebrating God’s provision for Christ the King as we echo their prayer for this building: “guide us as we build a place that will honor You and benefit Your people for generations to come. Let it be a place that will proclaim Jesus as Lord and provide rest for the weary, food for the soul, and hope for the hurting….It is for Your kingdom that we labor, and it is to You that we offer this prayer, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. Amen.”