Kempsville Presbyterian Church originally commissioned Barnes Design Group for an extensive study of their existing facility. Their hopes were that they could maximize their ministry by adding onto their existing worship facility located in Virginia Beach, VA. However, after a few weeks of study, Barnes Design Group recommended that they completely relocate. The “City of Hope” is the dream of the future for Kempsville Presbyterian Church. It is over 275,000 square feet and represents a fifty-year ministry plan for Kempsville Presbyterian Church. It is a multi-year project located on a new purchase of a 50-acre tract in the heart of the city. The project included a 3,000 seat new worship facility, a large community focused café, missions area, administrative areas, an entire school, as well as many other ministry spaces.