On January 30, 2013 Restoration Community Church held its first service for 30 parishioners at Hanahan Elementary School in Hanahan, S.C. Nearly seven years later, the church still calls the school home, but has grown to serve more than 500 members. Restoration Pastor Adam Spurlock and his team recognized that in order to continue growing their faith community, they would need a permanent facility to host the Church’s worship gatherings, many ministries, activities, community group gatherings and more.
To make the dream of having its own permanent facility a reality, Restoration Community Church needed to partner with a financial institution that operated locally, had knowledge of commercial loans and was big enough to provide the type of financing necessary to construct a 17,000 square foot facility.
“We’re building a community at Restoration Community Church, and every community needs a sense of belonging and purpose,” said Spurlock. “Financing was going to be a necessity for what we had in mind for our first permanent facility, so we wanted to make sure that we partnered with an organization that had a reputation for investing in its communities. South State Bank was the perfect fit because of their capabilities and their shared values.”
South State Bank worked with Restoration Community Church to secure a $2 million commercial loan to finance the construction of the new facility.
“Working with Restoration Church is a direct reflection of South State’s commitment to support the communities we serve by providing capital and advice, “says Bill Medich, South Carolina Coastal Division President. “Restoration is and will continue to be a positive force in the Charleston area, and South State is thrilled to have a role in making it happen.”
On Aug. 18, Restoration Community Church officially broke ground for their new facility located at 6058 Miami Street in Hanahan. Construction of the new facility is scheduled to be completed in 2020, when the church’s 17,000 square foot facility will open, enabling them to reach and minister more than 700 people each Sunday. South State’s commitment to high-touch, personalized service will remain at the heart of this relationship through the building process and into the future.
“We have immensely enjoyed the experience we have had with South State,” says Spurlock. “We are grateful to partner with a community-minded organization that believes in the work we are doing in Hanahan.”