BOSSIER CITY, ASBURY Bossier City Louisiana

Bossier City, LA

 

Date Founded: 1989

 

On the first Sunday of October 1989, 211 people gathered together to worship at the Bossier Parish Community College. Some of those were from Curtis Park and St. Stephen’s congregations. The mission statement for the new church was “Building Faith, Bringing Hope, and Reaching Out in Love.” Fundraising began for a new church. Some aid came from the 1000 Club. Additional money came from the sale of the St. Stephens property. Ground-breaking occurred in October 1991. A 16,000 square foot multi-purpose building was constructed at a cost of over $900,000. Besides classrooms, a kitchen, and office space, the building contained a large room for worship and fellowship. The first worship service in the new building was held on June 7, 1992. A children’s wing was added in 1994. A new parking lot was completed in 1997. A youth and adult education wing was completed on August 30, 1998 at a cost of $217,000. After the completion of an outdoor prayer and family activity chapel in 1999, plans began on a new 900-seat sanctuary and ground was broken on March 14, 2004, with a grand opening on September 11, 2005.

It is a blessed journey! At each stop along the way, God has brought new people, new ministries, and new opportunities. Like Abraham and Sarah of old, life has been an adventure as the people called Asbury have sought to follow God's call wherever that call sent us. The journey of mission at home and in other cultures continues. We share the journey of bringing up children and youth to accept and experience fully God's love. We journey with and learn from our more seasoned travelers. We are living the adventure still as we continue to hear God's call and say "yes!" This journey is a joy best shared. There is always room for more as we continue to live out the Asbury story, God's story and our own stories.