In 1988, Dr. and Mrs. Jackson's son, Allen, became senior pastor, and in subsequent years minor renovations were made to the church facility to accommodate the congregation's growth. In 1998 a 22,000 square foot addition was completed that featured a large meeting/gathering area and new classrooms.
In 2000, 155 acres of land were purchased to build Leadership Park, a youth initiative emphasizing leadership, teamwork, problem solving, and character development, that features a ropes course, softball fields, and initiative game trails. In addition to serving WOC youth ministries, Leadership Park is also utilized by area community organizations.
In 2001, WOC undertook another facility addition with the construction of a new worship center that included 60,000 square feet of both indoor and porch space to allow for people to come together for worship services and special programs in new venues.
World Outreach Church has experienced many changes in facilities and programs over the years, but through all those changes, a set of values have remained the same—a desire to experience God more fully in our lives; the belief that a relationship with Jesus Christ is transforming; a commitment to children and young people; and a desire to be a valuable participant in our community.
At World Outreach Church we are making the largest faith commitment in our history. Rutherford County is in its boom years with families coming from across the country to our safe and diverse community. We too are becoming a destination point for faith initiatives. In the Summer of 2007 we broke ground for a 2,500 person sanctuary and 125,000 feet of new space for ministry expansion. All of this was inspired by the Spirit of God – we often comment that we are privileged to stand in the fields of plenty imagining our service being vital to our communities and even the world. Today more than 7,000 congregants enjoy a ministry of great faith possibilities at WOC.
"We are depending on the Lord our God."