By Baptist Message staff
NEW ORLEANS, La. (LBM) – Baptist Community Ministries will break ground, Jan. 31, on a new uptown building – the renovated facility will house BCM’s day-to-day operations.
Scheduled for 10 a.m., the ceremony will feature BCM staff and board members and elected officials who will celebrate the renovation of the two-story, 12,000-sq.-ft. building that formerly housed Whitney Bank’s branch at 1320 St. Charles Ave.
The project is expected to be complete in 6-8 months and is spearheaded by Ryan Gootee General Contractors and Eskew Dumez Ripple, according to a news release from BCM.
Those attending are asked to wear appropriate attire that includes closed-toe shoes. Hard hat tours will be available at the ceremony.
BCM was formed from the proceeds of the 1995 sale of Southern Baptist Hospital in New Orleans; and through the years the ministry has furthered the Gospel through partnerships formed with 150 churches and 95 non-profit organizations in the city — investing in health, education, and public safety. BCM officially marked its 25th anniversary in 2020 but muted its celebration activities due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
For more information about Baptist Community Ministries, visit www.bcm.org.