Big Woods Bible Church transforms old warehouse into worship center
LOCK HAVEN –When one walks into the new lobby of Big Woods Bible Church, it is virtually impossible not to notice the giant words written in black script on the wall — “Welcome one another as Christ has welcomed you, for the glory of God.” Romans 15:7.
Since completing the renovation project — transforming an old warehouse into a new worship center — Big Woods has done just that…welcomed many people to hear about the Good News of Jesus!
“This building is really a great picture of what God does with our lives. We often speak about the fact that lives can be transformed through the Gospel of Jesus. This is just a big object lesson that pictures how God loves to take the old and broken and turn it into something brand new and beautiful. As a matter of fact, the Bible says in 2 Corinthians 5:17 ‘Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come.’ That is really what this building is for; it’s just a tool we can use to gather together to worship God, fellowship and tell people Jesus loves them and we do too. That’s why this church is here,” Big Woods Pastor Tim Boger, Sr. said.
Since settling into their new home in late September 2018, there have been many opportunities to invite people from Lock Haven and the surrounding communities. From their initial Open House and Fall Festival in October, to a children’s outreach event and Christmas Eve service in December, to the upcoming Baseball and Softball Hitting Clinic with former Lock Haven native and Alabama Crimson-Tide standout Joe Caruso, later this month. There has been no shortage of opportunities to meet many new people.
Although there is still significant work that needs to be done in completing the parking lot and landscaping, as well as a drive-under portico, Boger said, “It has a been a huge blessing to be able to all worship together in one service with plenty of classrooms and lots of room to grow. God is so good!”
Everyone is invited to come and worship at Big Woods each Sunday morning at 9 a.m. The church is located at 241 S. Hanna St., Lock Haven, Pa.
241 S. Hanna St.,
Lock Haven, Pa. 17745