Members of Anchor Church in McKinney will celebrate in their new home beginning Sunday, March 26. It’s the first phase of an $11.5 million construction project, including the 26,200-square-foot church.
Services at the non-denominational church will be at 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. at 3921 Community Ave., near the new Collin County Courthouse.
“We will honor God and welcome people into an atmosphere where they can experience him,” said Jeff Jenkins, Anchor’s senior pastor and a McKinney resident.
The church includes 600 seats and capacity for 150 children. There’s also room for middle
school and high school students, college students and adults to meet in small groups and host
events and for administrative offices and a media production studio.
“We believe more people are moving toward things that are real, genuine and simple today,” Jenkins said. “We want to help people experience a simple yet deep, rich and lasting hope in Jesus Christ in the context of authentic community.”
The second phase, which church leaders could begin planning this year, will expand Anchor to
55,000 square feet and will include room to host more than 1,300 adults and more than 400 children per service. It will include a preschool for 270-300 students and more space for global missions and outreach. The next phase will include additional land for a community outreach center and a university for missions and establishing other churches. Construction will likely begin in a few years.