Destin First Baptist Church Buys 5 acre site Dec. 20, 1974
Destin First Baptist Church Buys 5 - Acre Building Site The First Baptist Church of Destin recenlly signed an agreement to buy a five - acre piece of land for a future religious complex development. O.H. Boggs, pastor of the First Baptist Church, said the purchase culminates an !U - monlh search. Only three S - acre sites were considered; one belonging to the Coleman Kelly estate, one belonging to Burney Henderson of Pensacola and the one purchased from A.G, Anderson Anderson of Santa Rosa Beach. The Kelly land could nol be purchased due to litigation and Henderson's land development plans do not call for a church site, said Rev. Boggs. members over the next five years. The growth is due to Ihe rapid population increase and the continued development of Ihe business and residential community of Destin." While there are no present plans for the type of buildings to be constructed, nir the dates The presently undeveloped land, purchased by the church, will ultimately provide parking a new sanctuary said the Idln?f a,re ,0 befm pastor. "The church membership,' some basic site plans acquired from the Southern Baptist Convention are being studied, said Rev. Boggs, "is expected to according to Kev. Boggs grow from ils precent 220 The purchase price of the members to approximately 750 parcel of land was not released.