Local Church Settles In To New Home After 2 Years Of Searching

More than two years after a local church lost its facility to the City of Springdale, the church family has finally found a new home.

Victory Church and its Pastor Billy Coffman have acquired 15 acres of land in Tontitown they will build on when they settle their eminent domain case with Springdale. In the meantime, they will settle at their new site at 250 Industrial Circle East in Tontitown.

“We are going to make it home,” Coffman said. “As long as we need it to be home, it will be our home.”

The congregation had been without a permanent church facility for just over two-and-a-half years.

“We more or less just have to give all things to God,” said Michael Steenbergen. “It says in Philippians 4:13 I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.”

Coffman said relocating from location to location was difficult for him and his church family to do, but everyone stuck together.

“The people of Victory Church have always been extremely resilient,” he said. “They know how to stand in tough times. The wonderful thing is that they just keep on going forward.”

As the church moves forward in their new facility, they have already faced some challenges.

“The day we moved in, we ran out of space in every area of the building,” Coffman said. “It means that we have to go to multiple services and things like that in order to make it all work. That’s okay, though. That is what we are going to do.”

Because at the end of the day, the church family is just happy to have a place to call home.

“We finally have a space of our own, and we can do with it as we please,” said Krystle Atkinson. “We will make a strong footprint here on the city of Tontitown.”

Coffman said the church has leased space on a few local billboards to let people know where the church is located.

Springdale City Council members decided Tuesday night to move forward on seizing and buying some of the church’s land. That land will be used for the project connecting Don Tyson Parkway to the interstate.

2 comments

  • Jonellaa

    God will put you where he wants you. Things may not seem right at the time, but God has great plans for Victory Church and I know the Church has been through many trials and tribulations, but he is the same God today as he was yesterday and will be tomorrow. The Church isn’t in the building, but in the hearts and souls of the flock.

    We lost our Church building in 2007 in Alabama on Easter Sunday services. We also lost 4 members of the Church as the roof fell in on top of us.

    Believe me when I say that I know what it is like to “loose” your Church, but as long as one person is still standing, the Church is still alive.

    We held services in the parking lot and didn’t even have chairs to be seated in. God gave us another place of worship to use at no cost as our Brothers and Sisters across Town let us use their Church for our services and funerals of the four fallen members.

    In the end God blessed us with a new Church that was 5 times bigger than our original building and God has grown our flock to the point that we are out of room, but this is a wonderful problem to have.

    Things will work out in the end, you just have to put your heart into his hand and let God put the Church where he will put it.

  • Teresa

    God’s plans are mysterious. Though sometimes we may feel forsaken by Him, He never leaves us. He is always there for us.

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