Neighbors' Information Meeting
Feb 3, 2024
FV Planning Commission Public Hearing
Feb 14, 2024
Plan Check Submittal
May 15, 2024
August 1, 2024
Campus Renovation Update (Feb 14, 2024)
This summer, the world will once again tune in for one of sports greatest spectacles--the Summer Olympic Games. One of the most exciting events is the hurdles--athletes sprinting at full speed while jumping over tall obstacles placed along their lane. Every successful hurdle is one less obstacle on the way to the finish line.
On Wednesday evening, Valentine's Day, at Fountain Valley City Hall, our church cleared one major hurdle in the campus renovation campaign: the Planning Commission public hearing. FCBC members who were here 30 years ago may recall that this was not an easy hurdle, as we were trying to move into this new home. But this time, thank God, it was cleared with relative ease.
The City and our neighbors have looked favorably upon our plans to demolish and construct the new "Building C"...or, at the very least, they have been indifferent. The public hearing itself was brief (lasting only a few minutes), the comments and questions from the commissioners were few, and the only people who spoke at the microphone were Percy Cheng, Samuel Lee and Richard Dayton, our architect.
At the end, every commissioner approved our modified CUP application, giving us the green light to proceed with the project. Church members (about 25 in attendance) erupted with applause and exited out into the evening with joy and thanksgiving, praising the Lord!
Many thanks to all who helped get us over the hurdle, including our architects, our primary contact at the city: senior planner Matt Jenkins, and of course, brother Percy and the renovation committee.
The next hurdles to be cleared around the May-June time frame: securing the building permit from the city, and receiving favorable bids from potential contractors. Keep praying! If all goes according to schedule, demolition will take place right around the same time that Tia Jones, Grant Holloway and others represent the USA in the 60 meter hurdles at the Olympics.
Campus Renovation Update (January 30, 2024)
Dear FCBC Friends and Family,
Greetings in the name of Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior! After six years of praying, drawing, planning and meetings, we are now in the final stages of our campus renovation project that will culminate with groundbreaking this summer on what we currently call “Building C.”
I know for some of our older members and friends, this wait has been much longer than six years because we first moved into our current Fountain Valley location in 1994. For you “long-timers” the wait has been nearly 30 years!
Building C will be a 20,000 square foot, two-story structure that will house the entire children’s ministry department, the offices, library, restrooms, and a multipurpose hall. The hall will be large enough to eventually become the future sanctuary when the rest of the campus (Buildings A and B) is completed. Until then, it will serve to house all-church gatherings, dining events, children’s activities, recreational and outreach opportunities.
Praise the Lord that the pledges you made in December 2022 and fulfilled last month have been received. Your generosity and commitment to your pledge helped us to exceed the anticipated amount by 2.4%. God is always good! So now, with the funds in hand, we are ready to take the next steps towards the completion of Building C. Here’s what we are anticipating during the next five months or so through Spring 2024:
- City of Fountain Valley (current): Getting final approval from the city for our application to modify the CUP (conditional use permit). As part of the approval process, the city will hold a public hearing during the Planning Commission meeting at City Hall on Wednesday, February 14th at 6:00pm. All church members and friends are urged to attend, especially Fountain Valley residents.
- Construction Documents (February-April): Hiring architects and engineers to create full construction documents that will be used by the builders. These documents are the detailed drawings that will give the contracted workers all the information they need: paint color, materials, specifications, hardware, etc. This step will be the first significant expenditure of the project (>$200,000).
- Church Operational Planning (current): Led by Tim Quon, this committee will be responsible for keeping the church functional before, during and after construction. This includes renting office and bathroom trailers, renting storage containers, planning for moving days and mapping out all of the different functions on campus during construction.
As always, please continue to keep the church and this renovation project in your prayers. And, if you pledged for the June or December 2024 fulfillment dates, thank you for your generosity along with the many others who gave sacrificially to this project.
May we be wholehearted for the Lord even as we begin construction this year. As King David prayed for his son Solomon in 1 Chronicles 29:19 (CSB) 19 Give my son Solomon an undivided heart to keep and to carry out all your commands, your decrees, and your statutes, and to build the building for which I have made provision.
Wholehearted for the Lord,
Frequently Asked Questions
- What about the rest of the Master Plan?
- The current funding allows for the renovation of Building C only.
- Buildings A and B, on the north side of campus, will be renovated in the future as Phase 2 of the Master Plan.
- How will Building C be used?
- Building C will be used for:
- Children’s Classrooms
- Large Multi-Purpose Hall
- All-Church Gatherings, including dining events.
- Indoor Play Area for children.
- Special outreach events (e.g. “Hallelujah Night”).
- Recreation (pickleball, basketball, ping pong).
- Will become our main sanctuary when the rest of the campus is renovated after Phase 2.
- What is the project timeline for the renovation?
- How do I give to this renovation?
- Thank you for your consideration to give to this renovation. You may give as you would normally make any offering: either online or in person. Please specify on your envelope and on the memo line, or in the online dropdown box, that you are giving to the "Building Renovation," choose "Pledge" (if you are fulfilling your December 2022 pledge) or "Non-Pledge" (if not fulfilling a pledge).
- I made a pledge to donate in December 2022; how and when should I fulfill the pledge?
Please fulfill your pledge according to the timetable you initially specified in your December 2022 pledge: 12 Months (December 2023), 18 Months (June 2024) or 24 months (December 2024).
You may fulfill your pledge by giving as you normally would make an offering. Please remember to specify on your envelope and memo line, or in the online dropdown box, "Building Renovation (Pledge)."
- How much more funding do we need to complete the entire Master Plan?
- At this time, we have not yet begun a new pledge campaign, nor do we have any cost estimates for Phase 2 of the Master Plan (to complete Buildings A & B on the northside of campus). We appreciate your feedback and prayers as we currently complete Phase 1, and wait upon the Lord for the right time for Phase 2.