Gateway Church North Fort Worth
- Fort Worth, Texas65,000 SFBeck – Architect
Gateway Church has experienced phenomenal growth in its short 14-year life, growing to be the eighth largest church in the United States. Providing an experience of quality, personalized ministry, even within a rapidly growing multisite church, was the goal of a renovation designed by the Beck Group for Gateway Church. The results transformed an antiquated retail building into a place with flexible, quality and engaging space for ministry. A former grocery store, located in a small strip shopping center was selected for the fourth location for the church. Beck’s design and construction teams created a 1000-seat worship room, children’s and student areas, adult ministry rooms, and community spaces such as a cafe and bookstore. A new facade, with a generous porch, glass and curved metal panel elements gives a more accessible and personal feel to the old blocky, retail building. Within the first year of occupying the building, this new Gateway campus is averaging over 3000 persons in multiple weekend services.