One of the most prominent features visible above the trees as you drive down Rockaway Road toward Senoia is the tall, white water tower that welcomes you into town. Since the tower sits on top of a hill, it can be seen from many directions and is a landmark for the community.
That tower is now also a landmark for a new church that’s about to open its doors to the people of Senoia, Coweta County and southern Fayette County.
Legacy Christian Church purchased 20 acres just below the base of the tower on the corner of Rockaway Road and Heritage Point Parkway in August of 2010.
Over the past nine months members have been building an 18,000 sq. ft. worship and education center and are set to open its doors for worship on Sunday, July 8.
Senior Pastor Roy Roberson commented on the church’s location: “We love the location God provided for our church. We’re at the gateway of the City of Senoia and are excited to be so easily accessible to people from both the Coweta and Fayette County areas. The water tower is a huge plus because we know we can tell people to just drive to the tower and they’ll find our church building.”
Legacy is a three year old church with nearly 300 members and regular Sunday attendance of 220 and growing.
The church has been worshipping in The Bedford School in Fairburn since 2009 and even though that location isn’t ideal for the members or outreach the church has grown steadily.
Roberson said, “God has done incredible things in the life of this church since day one. We have tried to be faithful to the Lord’s leading and over time we’ve not only seen numerical growth in membership, but we’ve also seen God open doors for us to move to a new community and build a church building where we can continue His work and reach more people with the love of Jesus.”
Legacy Christian Church is a non-denominational church with four full-time staff including a full time student minister for middle and high school youth, and a full-time children’s minister.
The building is designed to be functional and will seat 400 for a worship service.
It was also designed to reflect the architecture of Senoia. Simple touches like arched windows and street lamps were selected to embrace the community where the church will worship and serve.
Church members say they are excited they’ve been received with open arms by the City of Senoia and the people of the community.
As the day for worship draws closer, more and more activity is being seen on the campus. Trucks are unloading furniture and the people of Legacy are there cleaning and getting ready for the first day. What used to be a quiet corner filled with trees is now busy with people getting ready for worship.
Roberson concluded, “It may seem like we’ve only been working for nine months to get ready for July 8, but we’ve actually been working and praying about that day for three years. It’s exciting and we’re looking forward to worshipping and serving God and the people of the community for years to come.”
For more information about Legacy Christian, visit the church web site, www.legacysenoia.org