Two Cantonment Churches Propose To Build New Worship Facilities

February 11, 2024

Two Cantonment churches are proposing to construct new worship facilities, according to recent plans filed with the Escambia County Development Review Committee.

Allen Memorial Methodist Church

Allen Memorial Methodist Church proposes o construct a new 56,000 square foot worship facility on Highway 29 near Neal Road (the site of the church’s annual pumpkin patch).

The project is planned in four phases:

  • Phase 1: 21,600 sq. ft. multi-purpose building with gymnasium with 250-400 seats
  • Phase 2: 22,000 sq. ft. 500- seat sanctuary building
  • Phase 3: 20,000 sq. ft. (2 story -10,000 sq. ft. each level) educational building
  • Phase 4: 2400 sq. ft. chapel building

The facility is proposed on about 13.7 acres.

The master plan also indicates future tennis courts, badminton courts, picnic area, and a pavilion.

Allen Memorial Methodist Church is currently located on Pace Parkway in Cantonment.

The proposal is currently in the  preРapplication status with the Escambia County Development Review Committee and is set for a public hearing at 1:20 p.m. Wednesday, February 14 at the Escambia County Central Complex Building at 3363 West Park Place.

First Baptist Church of Cantonment

The First Baptist Church of Cantonment proposes to construct a 19,440 square foot worship facility on about eight acres directly west of the current church on Morris Avenue at Monroe Avenue. The entire block is currently open athletic fields. Plans show the worship facility and 131 parking spaces on the southern half of the block, with a current baseball field remaining on the north half of the lot.

The proposal is currently in the initial application status with the Escambia County Development Review Committee and is not yet set for a public meeting. graphics.


2 Responses to “Two Cantonment Churches Propose To Build New Worship Facilities”

  1. Nancy on February 16th, 2024 11:58 am

    I am a member at First Baptist Cantonment and am so excited we have decided to step out in faith and follow God’s leading to build a new church! I pray that many lives will be touched during this process and that we can see God’s hands all over this project. I am looking forward to worshipping in our new church with current members and new members in the future!

  2. Sherry on February 11th, 2024 9:12 pm

    I am a member of Allen Memorial Methodist Church. We have owned this property since 1998 and, at one time, had the intention of building on this site, but we have not been led to do that and do not believe this is the plan God has for this congregation at the present time. We do invite any who want to meet Christ to join us for worship at our current location at 206 Pace Parkway in Cantonment. Our worship times are Sunday School at 9:15 am and worship at 10:30 am. We have recently joined with the Global Methodist Church. Thank you and God bless each of you.

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