Master Planning Team

On January 10, 2016, Lascassas Baptist Church voted to contract with Cosco, based in Crestview, Florida,  to complete a Master Plan for our current land, facilities, and the 18 acres of land purchased by the church at the corner of Barlow Lane and Lascassas Pike in 2012. 

The Members of the Team are:
JR Eastman, Chairman
Garry Lewis, Vice-Chairman
Gordon Carlisle, Prayer Coordiantor
Bo Davis
Larry Fisher
Todd Summar
Tracy Summar
Kaye Hendrix
Dawn Meadors

This page will be used to provide regular updates as we move through this process. If you have sugestions or items you would like to be considered by the Master Plan Team, you can reach the team at 

May 10, 2017
The "Our Jerusalem...His Glory" Follow-Up team shared the following second quarter totals with the church: 120 Pledges have been received (an increase of 6 over last quarter); totaling $925,737.70 (an increase of $16,800 over last quarter). 123 families (an increase of 10 families over last quarter) have given a totoal of $221, 013.79 (an increase of $47,559.91 over last quarter) . The Master Plan Team shared that Cosco continues the detailed design phase of Phase One of the Master Plan. The projected completion date of this phase is September of 2017.

April 24, 2017
We have reached a giving milestone of over $200,000 in total receipts for "Our Jerusalem...His Glory" with receipts of $213,522 as of April 23. The next quarterly updates will be given on May 10 at our Quarterly Business Meeting and May 14 in our Morning Worship Service.

February 22, 2017
The "Our Jerusalem...His Glory" Follow-Up team shared the following first quarter totals with the church: 114 Pledges have ben received, totaling $908, 937.70. 113 families have given a totoal of $175,513.88. The Master Plan Team shared that Cosco has begun the detailed design phase of Phase One of the Master Plan. The projected completion date of this phase is September of 2017.
December 26, 2016
Through December 25, we have received over $138,000 for "Our Jerusalem...His Glory"! Master Plan Team will meet with Cosco in January 2017 to determine what portion of Phase One of the Master Plan can be accomplished based upon the pledges received.

November 20, 2016
Celebration Sunday of the Campaign Campaign resulted in 110+ Committments; $902,000+ Pledged; $47,000+ First Fruits Offering! Praise the Lord for all of His belessings.

November 1, 2016
Master Plan Team met with Cosco and several engineers to begin detailed design phase of the identified phase one of Mater Plan. We have executed our first contract with a Civil Engineer to immediately begin consultation and design of septic system. We anticipate a mid December meeting with Cosco to continue design.

October 9, 2016
We will begin the public phase of our Capital Stewardship Campaign - "Our Jerusalem...His Glory" with a Vision Gathering on this date in our morning Worship Service. We will hold a prayer walk following Sunday School on this day.

September 11, 2016
A Special Called Business Meeting was held on Sunday, September 11, 6pm, to hear the latest from our Master Plan Team. The church affirmed the current direction and Phase One as now identified.

August 17, 2016
Master Plan Team will share a major update during the scheduled Church Business Meeting. The Capital Stewardship Team will share their first update with the Church on our Capital Campaign - "Our Jerusalem...His Glory"

August 1, 2016
Capital Stewardship Team, led by Bo Davis, met with Impact Stewardship for initial training for leaders. Leaders on this team are: James Brewer (Events & Education Leader), Dulan Willis (Gift Development Leader), Ryan Taylor (Media & Promotion Leader), Michelle Eastman (Program Manager). The Theme for our Capital Campaign is "Our Jerusalem.,.His Glory..Psalm 26:8" The Capital Campiagn will begin Sunday, October 9, and continue for four weeks. Committment Sunday will be November 6. Celebration Sunday will be November 20. 

July 12, 2016
The Team will met with Cosco to review the results from the land survey. Based upon results of survey and input from Team, Cosco will now refine the proposed Phase One of the Master Plan.

June 12, 2016
A special called Businees meeting was held for theTeam to present their choice for the Capital Stewardship Campaign and request funding for this campaign. The church approved the funding and selection of Impact Stewardship for our Capital campaign.

May 19 & 25, 2016
Team is interviewing three Capital Stewardship companies. We hope to make a decision on which company to use by first of June.

May 16, 2016
Team has executed a contract for survey of property at 4750 E Jefferson Pike and the 18 acres at Barlow Lane and Lascassas Pike. The survey should be complete within six weeks.

April 21, 2016
Cosco will meet with the Team to discuss Church Growth and Capital Stewardship.

April 10, 2016
The Master Team met to discuss key verses and purpose statement fot the team. They chose two key verses to guide their work:

Proverbs 24:27--"Finish your outdoor work, and get the fields ready; after that, build your house." Plan your work before beginning your project.  It is so very important to make sure that we plan our moves as well as communicate the plan to the church.

Ephesians 4:24--"Let no corrupt communication proceed out of your mouth, but that which is good to the use of edifying, that it may minister grace unto hearers." Communicate positively with each other, and communicate positive info to the church body.

March 15, 2016
Cosco met with the Master Planning Team to present their First Impressions Analysis. This Analysis will help LBC to evaluate our current facility and ministries in the areas of Parking. Greeting, Preschool/Children, Welcome, Worship, Preaching, Tithes & Offerings, Altar Call & Closing. Cosco also shared initial thoughts with the Team on possible soultions to our current needs.

March 15, 2016
The Master Team met and selected the following to lead the team: JR Eastman, Chairman; Garry Lewis, Vice-Chairman; Gordon Carlisle, Prayer Coordiantor.

February 7, 2016
Cosco was on site for Worship and Sunday School. They met with a total of 6 Ministry Teams over Sunday afternoon and Monday night to hear the current and future Ministry needs of LBC.