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Three years after imploding more than 1 million square feet of building space downtown, First Baptist Church of Dallas, led pastor Dr. Robert Jeffress, completed the largest Protestant church building campaign in modern history, opening its new state-of-the-art $130 million campus on Easter Sunday.
The new facilities feature the newest technological advances for any church, providing a unique worship experience. A new 3,000-seat Worship Center, located next to the historic landmark 122-year-old sanctuary, includes a 150-foot-wide IMAX-quality video wall stretching more than two-thirds the width of the auditorium. It incorporates seven high-definition projectors blended together, making it one of the largest viewing screens in any church in the world. Additionally, wood bands along the walls surrounding the Worship Center contain LED strips that can be programmed to millions of different colors, creating dramatic ambient lighting to supplement and enhance any platform program.
“Our dream was to create a spiritual oasis in the middle of downtown Dallas,” said Jeffress. “We incorporated some of the newest technology available to offer an interactive worship opportunity unlike any other. In addition, though able to seat thousands of people, the Worship Center still provides an intimate church feeling, rather than a convention center experience.”
Source: First Baptist Dallas