Welty Road Relocation - Overview
During 2003, the leadership of Otterbein Church made a decision to relocate our church facilities. The decision to relocate was motivated by several issues including:
- We expect and anticipate growth in our ministry in the years ahead. It is important that we plan for our growth and make room for those whom God will bring to Otterbein Church.
- Our current site does not provide adequate land for us to build additional facilities and provide required parking to support those facilities.
- The only adjoining land to our current site that would adequately address our needs is the farm land to the south of the Otterbein Ministry Center. The current owners have expressed that they are not willing to sell land to us and do not anticipate selling any land for development in the future to us or anyone else.
- New facilities will allow us to have facilities designed to enhance our ministry programs and address some current challenges we experience as we reach out to those in our community and that are unchurched.
In February 2004, Otterbein Church purchased 59 acres of land on Welty Road in the Borough of Waynesboro. After purchasing the land, we sold approximately 7 acres to a local developer and currently own approximately 52 acres of land for future development. In August 2007, the purchase price of the land (1.2 million) was paid in full.
In the fall of 2010, Midwest Church Design was hired to help us develop plans for our relocation. Their work includes designing a new church facility as well as assisting us in updating our land development plan for the Welty Road site.
On October 23, 2011, Pastor Mike updated the congregation on the status of our relocation. He also shared an overview of the plans for our new facility and land development plan. Click here to download the new plans.
The Waynesboro Borough Council gave us final approval of our updated land development plan in December 2011.
In March 2012, a contract was signed with David H. Martin Excavating to begin work on the Otterbein Church Community Recreation Park. More information about the Community Recreation Park is available by clicking here.