Life Fellowship Church
Unveils Newly Transformed Campus

GFF developed a new comprehensive campus master plan for Life Fellowship Church (LFC) located in McKinney, Texas, which includes renovation and expansion of their current campus to include a 1,200-seat future worship center, a weekday preschool, additional adult classrooms, and an administrative suite on a very compact site. The master plan enhances a central outdoor gathering area designed to serve as a hub for the surrounding community.

The recently completed first phase of the project, a 27,000 SF addition, and renovation to their existing 28,000 SF facility, doubles the size of the commons and provides classrooms for 250 children for church use and a licensed weekday preschool program. The site is further enhanced by outdoor amenities including a covered terrace with seating areas, an outdoor baptistry that serves as a water feature when not in use, a fire pit, a pavilion with a basketball court, an open lawn for movies and other events, and an outdoor kitchen. Regrading of the site created a surplus of soil that was shaped into an informal outdoor amphitheater for worship, movies, and live performances.

The two-story children’s addition uses concrete tilt-up panels, a cost-effective building method, for the exterior walls. Each panel has a reveal pattern and color palette reminiscent of the metal panel colors on the existing facility. The secondary exit stair that serves the second floor of the addition uses a steel frame structure with an abstract cross.

The first phase project was completed last year, and we are excited to feature the project photography by Chad Davis!

The GFF Church Works Studio is a team of highly experienced design professionals who focus exclusively on the planning and design of faith-based facilities.

For more information, please contact:
Jacquelyn Block at
Michael Lehr at

Our Church Works Team

If you are considering a faith-based project, let’s talk about how GFF can help you achieve your vision.

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