POSTED: Sunday, July 28, 2013 - 4:46pm
UPDATED: Sunday, July 28, 2013 - 4:55pm
Tyler, TX (KETK) — Rock Hill Baptist Church in Brownsboro celebrated their Grand Opening on Sunday.
The church is located West of Chandler. The first Rock Hill Baptist church which is down the road will remain open to offer other services.
KETK was at the Grand Opening and spoke with church leaders. They tell KETK, they're blessed to have the new church and are very thankful for everyone to come out.
We're told this is a historic move for the community.
"It's a very emotional day for a lot people this has been a long time coming, we are 155 years old and God has been blessing us through the years but we've made this move now to Highway 31," says Tom Williams, Chairman of Deacons at Rock Hill Baptist Church.
The new church is 40,000 square feet. Space is the reason this new church was built.
At Sunday's Grand Opening, Pastor Robert Welch tells KETK, more than 1,200 attended the service.
East Texans KETK spoke to say, they feel blessed and are so excited for Rock Hill Baptist Church.