North Fresno chapel moves to make room for new ministry center

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The Peoples Church G.L. Johnson chapel will be moving just a few hundred feet away to make room for a new children’s ministry center. 

The three day process began on Monday with crews lifting the church from its foundation.

“This is an important part of our campus. So the G.L. Johnson Chapel is still going to be a key part, it’s just going to be seen and noticed on Cedar Avenue,” Pastor Dale Oquist said. 

The 40 acre property will be expanding as officials plan to build a state of the art, children’s ministry center. 

The 20 million dollar project will house students from kindergarten to sixth grade. 

The 220-ton chapel attracting people to stop by to take a look. 

“I wanted to stay and watch it for awhile. So I took a couple of hours to check what’s going on,” Pam Brookshire, church member said. 

For Pastor Dale Oquist, he wanted to make sure people driving by will notice the new addition. 

“It’s a beautiful building and we want people to see the front of it. An so this is a way that we can accomplish that while during the same time we can put children as a priority at the front of door of our campus, Oquist said. 

The church will complete some upgrades inside the chapel. 

They’re hoping to have it open just in time for Easter. 

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