Hughson Street Baptist Church has been serving in the North End of Hamilton since 1887. Our church has moved from a place where it was nearly empty to the place where we have had to move our worship services to the school across the road from our church.
God graciously provided the funding for us to purchase a building located just a block away from our existing church. The new facility at 500 James St N was 30,000 square feet compared to our current 8,000 square feet. However in order for it to accommodate our church and the housing, we have demolished the building and are preparing to build something new. When completed, 500 James will be the largest passive house church and affordable housing complex in North America (possibly the world?) @ Hamilton, Ontario.
Not only will the new building serve as a place of worship in ministry, but it will also offer 45 apartments for the marginalized. A partnership with Indwell, a Christian charity that creates affordable housing communities, the dream will become a reality.
The building has started and it is anticipated that it will be ready in 2020. This cannot be done without help from people who believe that Hughson should grow, in order to serve.
The total cost of the project is $19 million. We have secured $6.3 million in government funding for the housing portion, and raised another $6.6 million, which leaves us still needing another $6.1 million to completely finance the project.
Please watch the following video at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CqvKEVLCI7Q to find out more about the ministries and vision of Hughson Street Baptist Church. You can also download our capital campaign brochure Growing to Serve for more information. Or if you are ready to partner with us on this project please fill out our online financial commitment form.