Cross Church releases plans for new campus in west Fayetteville

An artist rendering show what a new Cross Church might look like at the southeast corner of Wedington Drive and Interstate 49 in Fayetteville.

Video still / Cross Church

Cross Church officials last week unveiled a more detailed look at the church’s plans for a new campus in west Fayetteville.

The new 57,500-square-foot facility, set to be built at the southeast corner of Wedington Drive and Interstate 49, is designed to replace the church’s current, overcrowded location about a mile west on Wedington.

Plans for the new campus were first announced after two Cross Church members purchased nine acres near the I-49 interchange in November 2014. As a condition of the sale, the property owners agreed to donate an additional 13 acres of adjoining parcels to Cross Church.

In a message service on Sunday, Cross Church senior pastor Ronnie Floyd said portions of the church’s property have since been shuffled and sold to three developers who plan to build a restaurant, a five-story hotel, and a Fitness One gym on most of the 13-acre plot, a move that will allow the church to acquire and build on the nine acres originally purchased in 2014.

According to a video posted to the Cross Church website, the new facility will allow the church to more than double its capacity by ministering to over 1,700 people per service, with up to three services each week.

Plans include a 900-seat main worship center, with 13 additional rooms dedicated to preschool, elementary, and teenage ministry. A new 600-space parking lot adjacent to the building will provide relief for members who currently must use one of six separated parking lots along Wedington Drive.

Teaching pastor Nick Floyd said the church has secured about $13 million to put towards construction of the new campus, which is estimated at $18-$19 million. Floyd said a timeline for construction has not yet been finalized, but if design plans are eventually approved, crews could break ground by late summer this year.