The Friendship-West Wheatland location officially opened in 2006. The facility sits on 60 acres of land owned by the church in the southern most part of the Oak Cliff community. This location is not only primarily used as a worship facility but also a conference center which is open for use to members of the community, organizations, events, etc. The building itself is approximately 150,000 square feet and the sanctuary seats a little over 4200 persons.
Once you enter into the sanctuary the Ankh arrests your attention. The Ankh, first created by Africans in Egypt, is known as the original cross. It is defined as the symbolic representation of both Physical and Eternal life. The early Christian Church in Egypt, which eventually became the Coptic Church, adopted the Ankh. Again, new life and eternal life are articulated by this ancient symbol.
The stained glass windows above the baptistery are powerful messages. The window on the right “the faith that the dark past has taught us.” The window on the left reflects "a way out of no way."
The Pyramids (*Excerpt from Dr. Frederick D. Haynes, III – Wednesday Night Bible Study, 12/28/05)
Pyramids adorn the roof of our facility. Pyramids symbolized new life in ancient Egypt. The Pyramids from our rich African Heritage announces new life for a community that has been long neglected.
A bible, though unseen, has been placed under the pulpit. This reminds us that we are built on the Word of God.