1990s Through Today
On January 16, 1994, Hunter Street Baptist Church dedicated a new 1600-seat worship center, as well as more Sunday School classroom space and a new music suite. The worship center was renovated and expanded in 2000, bringing the seating capacity to around 1950. Additional construction projects have included a recreation center built in 1997 called the R.O.C (Recreation Outreach Center), a building for high school and junior high student worship and education called the 24:7 Building in 2002 later renamed the Hunter Street Student Building in 2007 to better communicate the church's desire for unity. The church dedicated a new children's education center in 2003. In early 2006, the church began simulcasting the 9:30 A.M. worship service to the former sanctuary and to the youth building, making room for additional worshippers in the main worship center. Late in 2007, the 9:30 A.M. was named Chapel Worship and hosts students from middle school to college.
The church celebrated its centennial in 2007. Later that year, the congregation celebrated its twentieth anniversary of ministry in Hoover.
The music ministry of the church has released four CD's since 1996: Jesus Changed My World (1996), Consider the Cross (2003), How Great: Live Worship at Hunter Street (2005), and S.D.G. (2008). The church's adult choir and orchestra led in worship at the annual meeting of the Southern Baptist Convention in Louisville, Kentucky on June 23 and 24, 2009.
On April 25, 2012, the church voted to renovate its worship center. The project will be conducted in July. Features of the renovation will include new flooring, a new color scheme, theatre-style seating, and a new choir loft and orchestra area. While the renovation is being carried out, Sunday worship services will be held in the church's gymnasium, chapel (the former worship center) and student building.
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