WACO - A downtown Waco church hopes to transform an old county fallout shelter into a sanctuary.
Acts Church pastors David and Kim Booker said the congregation plans to raise $1.7 million to transform the 17,000-sf warehouse next door to the church at 300 S. 13th St.
The church bought the warehouse eight years ago when it moved from Steinbeck Bend Dr., before the downtown area began to boom with redevelopment.
Instead of tearing the concrete building down and starting over, the Bookers said they feel called to transform the structure that served as a nuclear fallout shelter into a different kind of shelter for the community.
The renovation project, which will be done by local firm RBDR Architects, will give the congregation room to grow from its 350 members to more than 800.
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