2016 Solomon Awards

Design & Construction

Community of Faith

Community of Faith wanted to design an expandable worship center to accommodate future growth, but their architect wasn't listening. That's when they turned to LIVE Design Group.

WFM Staff  ·  October 1, 2016

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Community of Faith (COF) in Hockley, Texas, has experienced steady growth since its inaugural service in 2003, where 187 people attended. After opening a new worship center in 2007, the church attendance doubled within 2 weeks, outgrowing the new 1800 seat worship center within the first year. In 2010, lead Pastor Mark Shook set out to add a new worship center on their campus, and renovate their existing worship center into common space and a multipurpose event venue.

The primary goal for the new worship center was to create a design that would accommodate future growth through an expandable design solution.  While blessed with tremendous growth, COF was faced with the frustration of an architect that wasn’t listening. After countless hours and dollars were spent, the design concept for their new worship center was based on fantasy, not reality, and the church was not happy with the direction.

Worship Room Design (Community of Faith)

Hockley, Texas
Project Size: 2001+ seats
Completion Date: December 25, 2015


The church then decided to work with a local architect but once again, found themselves faced with an elaborate design that did not fit who they were and their ministry’s vision. That’s when Community of Faith turned to LIVE Design Group.  Through LIVE Design Group’s client-centered approach and innovative “LIVE Design Sessions”, Pastor Shook was able to fully communicate the vision that he wanted. Together LIVE Design Group, the COF team, and the contractor, designed a 2626 seat worship center that was expandable to 4336 seats.

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