LifeChurch.tv has bought 20 acres at Broadway Extension south of Britton Road to build another location.
Life Covenant Church Inc., its formal name, paid $1,655,192 for the land, southwest of the intersection with the busy freeway midway between downtown Oklahoma City and Edmond. The seller was TEXOK Properties LP.
“The transaction removes a large Broadway frontage tract of land from the market,” said broker Mark Inman of CB Richard Ellis-Oklahoma, who handled the transaction. “LifeChurch was looking to serve the MidTown/north Oklahoma City population and this location on a freeway allows for easy, quick access to those areas.”
LifeChurch plans to build a location to be open in 2014, said Lori Bailey, director of communications. CBCI Construction will be the general contractor. The building will be designed by LifeChurch.tv Design & Construction. Small Architects of Edmond is the architect of record. Bailey said plans are still being developed and did not have an estimated construction cost.
Why a new location at Britton and Broadway?
“It's humbling to see what God has done at LifeChurch.tv since we held our first service in a small dance studio in 1996. Our locations in the Oklahoma City metro area have been experiencing incredible growth,” Bailey said. “We've been looking at this particular area for some time since many people who attend our other campuses can easily access this new location.”
It's a gritty part of north Oklahoma City, an area of socioeconomic extremes. Neighborhoods have high unemployment, low homeownership, high crime and gang activity among other social ills, as well as TV and radio stations, prominent office buildings and other business development.