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Alexander Baptist Church

Chesapeake, VA

Alexander Baptist Church was a growing church which actually sold its original church and site and relocated onto additional acreage off an interstate onramp. The design of the church was created with several objectives in mind. More »

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All Nations Church

Alexandria, VA

All Nations Church of God had an existing building in the urban area of Alexandria, VA. Barnes Design Group was commissioned to provide a design, which included new entry ways, rehabilitation of the existing structure and a new 400 seat sanctuary. More »

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Angelical Christian Worship Center

Suffolk, VA

Angelical Christian Worship Center purchased a two-acre site in the city of Suffolk, VA. They commissioned Barnes Design Group to provide them with an economical structure that would house a worship facility of 200, a social space for fellowship, as well as administrative spaces and classrooms. More »

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Apostles Lutheran Church

Chesapeake, VA

Apostles Lutheran Church is a unique church in Chesapeake, VA that was located on a long rectangular site. The design of the facility included rehabilitation of the existing sanctuary as well as a master plan for a 20-year growth projection. More »

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Asbury Wesleyan

Newport News, VA

The existing sanctuary for Asbury Wesleyan Church seated approximately 100 people. Barnes Design Group was to provide a master plan that would add Christian education spaces and a new 300-seat sanctuary. . More »

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Bethel Baptist Church

Newport News, VA

Bethel Baptist Church was a growing church in the city of Chesapeake that was housed in a pre-1940's brick structure. Barnes Design Group was commissioned to provide a new 600 seat sanctuary that would also house a large administrative wing on one side with a large daycare and nursery facility on the other. More »

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Calvary Presbyterian Church

Norfolk, VA

Calvary Presbyterian Church was an existing structure that dated back to the 1950's. The existing building included a small sanctuary and a small "flat-roof" Christian education facility. Barnes Design Group was commissioned to provide a long-range master plan which would include a new sanctuary, new fellowship hall and a refurbishing of the entire existing facility. More »

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Calvary Revival Church

Norfolk, VA

Calvary Revival Church is one of the fastest growing churches on the East Coast. Its founder and senior pastor is Bishop B. Courtney McBath. They have been housed in a 2,000-seat sanctuary that was first designed by Barnes Design Group several years ago. The church has experienced a tremendous growth and was holding three services on each Sunday morning in order to accommodate the growing number of parishioners. More »

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Chesapeake Christian Center

Chesapeake, VA

The current sanctuary of Chesapeake Christian Center seated approximately 500 people. The structure was built in the 1980's and included Christian education and administrative spaces. However, the foyer was no more than an entry door opening to a small hall. More »

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Christian Embassy International

Chesapeake, VA

Christian Embassy International is a multicultural, international church headquartered in Chesapeake, Virginia. As their ministry in the 7-city Tidewater area continues to grow, they have enlisted Barnes Design and Construction to develop more suitable Christian Ministry Center for their existing 3.5 acre site in Chesapeake. A strategy was mapped out enabling them continued use of their existing structures while the replacement facility is constructed. More »

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Christian Chapel Assembly of God

Virginia Beach, VA

Christian Chapel Assembly of God commissioned Barnes Design Group to design a new sanctuary/family life center. The building was to be located directly adjacent to the existing building with a new entry and gathering space to attract both visitors and current parishioners alike. More »

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Church of The Holy Family

Virginia Beach, VA

Church of the Holy Family is a catholic church located in Virginia Beach, VA. Barnes Design Group was commissioned to provide a twenty-year master plan that would lay out the growth for the entire parish. The master plan included a new columbarium, a new daycare facility, renovations to the existing worship space and the maximum use of all other existing spaces. More »

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Colonial Baptist Church

Virginia Beach, VA

The greatest challenge of Colonial Baptist Church was meeting its rapidly expanding ministries. The church has outgrown its original sanctuary as well as the secondary sanctuary on the same site. Barnes Design Group was commissioned to design a 25,000 square foot Christian education facility coupled with a multi-purpose/chapel for the next phase of construction. More »

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Corner Stone Assembly of God

Hampton, VA

Corner Stone Assembly of God is a fast growing Assembly of God church that needed a new 1500-seat sanctuary. The design incorporated a large worship facility along with a master plan for future growth. More »

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Crozet United Methodist Church

Crozet, VA

The existing structure of the Crozet Untied Methodist Church was a beautiful sanctuary located in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia. The worship space and Christian education space was suitable for the church. However, they never had a complete fellowship hall to be used for social events of the church. More »

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East End Baptist Church

Suffolk, VA

Having worshipped and ministered for over 70 years from their current location in Suffolk's East End, the 122 year-old East End Baptist Church saw it was time to re-invent their home base in order to meet the needs of their growing community and congregation. More »

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Enon Baptist Church

Chester, VA

The existing building of Enon Baptist Church consisted of a sanctuary and a Christian education building that dates back to the 1950's. Barnes Design Group was commissioned to provide a 25-year master plan that ultimately included a new sanctuary, new Christian education building, new entries, new foyer and lobby spaces as well as additional parking and a future family life center/gymnasium building. More »

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First Baptist Church, Berkley

Norfolk, VA

One of the greatest challenges of First Baptist Church, Berkley was meeting its rapidly expanding ministries, while at the same time updating the entire existing facility. The entire existing structure was not handicap accessible, so the design incorporated new circulation throughout the entire space, new handicap accessible toilets, as well as vertical circulation through the use of elevators. More »

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First Baptist Church South Hill

Chesapeake, VA

First Baptist Church South Hill is an exciting church located in Chesapeake, VA. Pastor Michael Toliver worked very closely with Barnes Design Group in order to lay out a fifteen-year growth plan that would maximize their ministry in the years to come. More »

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First Pentecostal United Holy Church

Norfolk, VA

First Pentecostal United Holy Church purchased 5 acres in the inner city and commissioned Barnes Design Group to design a 1,000-seat sanctuary that would be compatible for their worship needs and at the same time blend aesthetically into the urban setting of which it was designed. More »

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Fullness of The Spirit

Virginia Beach, VA

Fullness of the Spirit Ministries is located in a rural area of Chesapeake.  The major objective was to design a 600-seat sanctuary that would also be utilized as a family life center and gymnasium. More »

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First Presbyterian Church

Virginia Beach, VA

First Presbyterian Church is a large traditional worship facility located near the ocean-front of Virginia Beach, VA. The major objective of the design was to incorporate a new pipe organ into the existing nave and chancel space of their existing sanctuary. More »

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Good Shepherd Baptist

Petersburg, VA

Founded in 1936, Good Shepherd Baptist Church relocated in 2006 to a large building that formerly housed a major retailer and an adjacent grocery store. The retail building was renovated immediately to house an 1800 seat sanctuary, large social hall, 300 seat theater and administrative offices and classrooms. More »

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Grace Bible Church

Virginia Beach, VA

Grace Bible Church purchased 30 acres of prime real estate adjacent to the entry highway into the ocean-front of Virginia Beach. The overall design was to embrace a striking and inviting architecture that would utilize glass, along the highway, to communicate a transparency of the ideology of the church. More »

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Great Bridge Church of God

Chesapeake, VA

The congregation at Great Bridge Church of God had outgrown their existing sanctuary facilities and had a desire for an expanded new sanctuary coupled with a complete master plan that would embrace their current needs as well as their long-term needs. More »

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Greenbrier Church

Chesapeake, VA

Greenbrier Church is a worship facility that seats approximately 400 parishioners. Adjacent to the existing sanctuary is a large Christian education space, which houses multiple classrooms and administrative offices. However, as the structure of the building grew over time, there was no master plan that incorporated all of the buildings. Thus a lobby/gathering space was never designed and their only entry was a very small lobby that connected hallways to the various classrooms. More »

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Green Run Baptist Church

Virginia Beach, VA

Green Run Baptist Church is a fast-growing church that recently found they needed substantially more sanctuary space as well as a larger social hall for their growing congregation. The church faced many challenges including increasing the parking and designing a sanctuary building that was compatible with an existing structure located on their site. More »

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Grove Baptist Church

Portsmouth, VA

Grove Baptist Church currently has over 3,500 parishioners and recently purchased thirty-five acres and commissioned Barnes Design Group to design a 4,000-seat sanctuary complete with administrative wings, Christian education rooms, youth complexes, gymnasiums, complete nurseries and a parking garage. More »

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Hillcrest Baptist Church

Suffolk, VA

Hillcrest Baptist Church commissioned Barnes Design Group to provide a 20-year master plan which addressed the future needs of the church. The master planning included a new entry lobby, new classrooms, modification of the existing structure and a new large social/fellowship space. More »

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Holland Road Baptist Church

Virginia Beach, VA

The leadership of Holland Road Baptist Church commissioned Barnes Design Group to look at a 20-year master plan for their church. The overall master plan included a new sanctuary, new entry, new admin, new fellowship hall, new Christian education spaces as well as an image enhancement of the entire facility. More »

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Jolliff United Methodist Church

Chesapeake, VA

Jolliff United Methodist Church is an existing traditional structure that dates back over 235 years. Barnes Design Group was commissioned to design a 20-year master plan that would incorporate future additions for the life of the church based on ministry needs. More »

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Kempsville Church of God

Virginia Beach, VA

Kempsville Church of God was faced with a major challenge in that they had an existing building located on an existing site with minimum street frontage. The overall length of the property was approximately 10 times the width and necessitated a design that was linear in layout. More »

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Kempsville Presbyterian Church

Virginia Beach, VA

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. More »

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Loudoun Bible Church

Leesburg, VA

Loudoun Bible Church is a dynamic, growing and community-focused congregation in Northern Virginia. In early 2010 they enlisted Barnes Design Group for assistance in crystallizing a vision for a future home that would capture both their personality as a ministry and their mission in a tangible way. More »

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King's Grant Baptist Church

Virginia Beach, VA

King's Grant Baptist Church commissioned Barnes Design Group to completely renovate their existing sanctuary and expand it as well as other ministry needs throughout their facilities. Barnes Design Group completely renovated the worship space while increasing it by over 35%. More »

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Martinsville Church of God

Martinsville, VA

Martinsville Church of God commissioned Barnes Design Group to design a large structure which would incorporate the entire ministry of their relocated church. The church purchased approximately 20-acres on the top of a mountain and had a desire to build 60,000 square foot facility which would incorporate a 600 seat sanctuary, classrooms, youth spaces, administrative spaces and social spaces within the entire structure. More »

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Montclair Tabernacle Church of God

Dumfries, VA

Barnes Design Group was commissioned to provide master planning and design for Montclair Tabernacle Church located in Dumfries, Virginia. The overall goals and objectives of the church were to provide a multi-purpose type of space that would embrace a variety of ministries including youth, children, plays and pageantries, and their general worship services. More »

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Monument of Joy

Norfolk, VA

Monument of Joy commissioned Barnes Design Group to take an old existing building in Norfolk, VA and renovate it to accommodate their growing congregation. The plans included an expansion of the worship facility as well as a complete update of the exterior of the building. We often refer to this as an "image-enhancement" of a church building. More »

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Mount Pleasant Baptist

Norfolk, VA

Mount Pleasant Baptist Church contracted for a large industrial building located in an industrial area of town. The major challenge was the shear size of the existing building and the industrial design of the existing building. The size of the building was over 160,000 square feet and incorporated approximately 4 acres with the building footprint itself. More »

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Mount Pleasant Mennonite Church

Chesapeake, VA

The overall goal of the design for Mount Pleasant Mennonite Church was to provide a simple pre-engineered metal sub-structure that would keep construction cost to a minimum. The master plan was to incorporate this new building into a 25-year plan including a future softball field, soccer field, as well as an expansion to the existing elementary school on their site. More »

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Mount Sinai Church

Portsmouth, VA

Mount Sinai Church is a large sanctuary that seats approximately 400 parishioners. However, the existing building was a simple pre-engineered metal building with an exterior metal siding. The pastor at Mount Sinai Church commissioned Barnes Design Group to provide a large addition on the front side of the building that would house a new greeting space that would serve as a lobby, gathering space and social facility. More »

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New Life Church

Virginia Beach, VA

New Life Providence Church is a church plant whose pastor is Dan Backens. For many years, New Life met in a high school. Their numbers continued to grow upwards to the range of 800 parishioners. More »

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New Life Providence Church Deep Creek

Chesapeake, VA

In 1997, Barnes Design Group was first commissioned to design a 600-seat sanctuary for New Life Providence Church Deep Creek, whose founder and senior pastor is Mr. Bob Groves. Since then, the church has experienced a growth of approximately thirty percent a year and is currently in three services every Sunday morning. More »

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New Life Suffolk

Suffolk, VA

Pastor Michael Ola of New Life Suffolk commissioned Barnes Design Group to capture the vision of what God laid on his heart for the future of his church. This included a 500 seat sanctuary, entry spaces, classrooms, as well as social halls. More »

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New Oak Grove Baptist Church

Virginia Beach, VA

Although their extensive history can be traced to as far back as 1862, New Oak Grove Baptist Church continues to look toward the future as their ministry thrives. The church contacted Barnes Design Group in 2009 seeking to add a large social hall on their 10.5 acre property located in a rural section of Virginia Beach, known as Blackwater. More »

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Northern Heights Baptist Church

Norfolk, NE

Northern Heights Baptist Church purchased a hilltop site visible from interstate 81 in Norfolk, Nebraska and partnered with Barnes Design Group to design an entirely new facility on it as their home.  Efficiency in both floor plan layout and construction methodology was paramount to the success of this project, keeping the frigid, below-zero winter temperatures in mind. More »

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Oak Grove Baptist Church

Richmond, VA

Oak Grove Baptist Church commissioned Barnes Design Group to provide a master plan for the next 20 years. Their current sanctuary and Christian education building is a 1960’s approach to architecture, which results in a smaller sanctuary and small individual classrooms. Barnes Design Group designed a master plan, which incorporated three distinct phases. Phase I incorporates a large social hall/fellowship hall/family life center. More »

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Oak Grove United Methodist Church

Chesapeake, VA

Oak Grove United Methodist Church is located on approximately 20 acres with several existing buildings on their site. The church commissioned Barnes Design Group to provide a comprehensive master plan that would incorporate extensive Christian education spaces, a large administrative space and a multi-purpose space that would accommodate both their contemporary worship services, banquet facilities as well as basketball and athletic activities for their youth. More »

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Orcutt Baptist Church

Newport News, VA

Barnes Design Group was commissioned to provide master planning and design services for the future expansion plans of Orcutt Baptist church in Newport News, Virginia. The overall goals and objectives of the church were to completely renovate their existing worship space while planning for an expansion of the lobby space, Christian Education space and a Family Life Center for the future. More »

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Parkway Baptist Church

Mosley, VA

In the fall of 2009, Parkway Baptist Church in Moseley, Virginia, engaged Barnes Design Group to formulate a comprehensive Master Plan for their 37 acre site that would guide them in facility growth. Though their most immediate need was additional parking, the church was already in two services in their existing 600 seat multi-purpose sanctuary and was quickly outgrowing the rest of their facility as well. More »

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Pleasant Grove Baptist Church

Virginia Beach, VA

Pleasant Grove Baptist Church commissioned Barnes Design Group to provide a new fellowship hall to their existing facility. This fellowship hall was to blend into the existing architecture of the church. A new entry element was to be added and the design included a complete rehabilitation of the existing facilities. More »

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Praise Covenant Baptist Church

Springfield, VA

Praise Covenant Christian Center is a growing church located right outside of Washington, D.C. in Springfield, VA. Barnes Design Group provided an exciting design that would accommodate a 500 seat sanctuary as well as a variety of support spaces.. More »

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Pleasant Grove Baptist Church

Virginia Beach, VA

Pleasant Grove Baptist Church commissioned Barnes Design Group to provide a new fellowship hall to their existing facility. This fellowship hall was to blend into the existing architecture of the church. A new entry element was to be added and the design included a complete rehabilitation of the existing facilities. More »

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Re-Birth International Ministries

Virginia Beach, VA

Re-Birth International Ministries commissioned Barnes Design Group to investigate an existing warehouse building and turn it into a new church facility. The design incorporated a new 200 seat worship facility within an existing space, while also providing offices. More »

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River Oak Church

Chesapeake, VA

River Oak Church commissioned Barnes Design Group to provide comprehensive master plan services for a new 15-acre tract which was recently purchased by the church. Barnes Design Group designed an 800-seat sanctuary for Phase I which included Christian education facilities as well as administration spaces and social areas. More »

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St. Marks Church

Norfolk, VA

St. Marks Church RZUA is an urban setting church that was designed in the late 1950's. Barnes Design Group was commissioned to totally renovate the entire interior of the sanctuary bringing a new and fresh look to the chancel area as well as to the overall sanctuary space itself. More »

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Third Presbyterian Church

Norfolk, VA

The physical facility of Third Presbyterian Church dates back to the 1950's and 1960's. It is a downtown urban structure that needed refurbishing and updating. Barnes Design Group was commissioned to provide a brand new facility that would incorporate social hall spaces, an image enhancement of existing building as well as a new entry element. More »

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University City Presbyterian Church

Charlotte, NC

University City Presbyterian Church is a fast growing church within the city of Charlotte, NC. Barnes Design Group was commissioned to provide a 15-year master plan site study that would include a new worship space, Christian education space as well as a complete and total renovation of the exterior of the existing building. More »

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Western Branch Community Church

Chesapeake, VA

Western Branch Community Church is located on a 25-acre tract in Chesapeake, Virginia. Phase I of the complex was a $2 million multipurpose space, lobby, Christian education and administrative space complex designed by Barnes Design Group several years ago. More »

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Windsor Congregational Christian Church

Windsor, VA

The Windsor Congregational Christian Church had a traditional sanctuary building. Barnes Design Group was commissioned to explore the possibilities of adding onto the existing building. The alternatives were investigated and ultimately Barnes Design Group decided upon adding two transepts on either side of the existing sanctuary. More »

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Windsor Baptist Church

Windsor, VA

The current facilities of Windsor Baptist Church include a sanctuary that dates back to 1950's along with a two-story Christian education building. Barnes Design Group was commissioned to provide an upgrade to the existing building and to provide a new social hall/fellowship space. More »

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Zion Baptist Church

Portsmouth, VA

Zion Baptist Church is planning a complete renovation of their existing Sanctuary and Christian education wing as well as the addition of a new welcome center and 3-story stair and elevator tower. The renovations will include a new stage and seating in the Sanctuary, new accessible toilets throughout the building and new classrooms and offices. More »