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South Augusta church to be replaced by Walgreens

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AUGUSTA, GA (WFXG) -

Since 1969, the Windsor Spring Baptist Church has anchored the intersection of Windsor Spring and Tobacco Roads. But that familiar landscape is changing.

"We signed papers at the end of January, January 31, to sell the property we're currently on for $2,100,000," said Pastor Paul Robertson.

Robertson says developers now plan to build a Walgreens store where his church has stood for decades. But that deal has opened up new opportunities for the church, in a field behind their property.

"It's very, very good for us as a church," said Robertson. "It's going to allow us to have a gymnasium. It's going to allow us to have our facilities updated."

Robertson says the maintenance costs have skyrocketed on their 35-year-old complex, and that much thought and prayer have led the congregation to decide on building this new 24,000 sq. ft. worship space.

"It's really a blessing to be part of this church family to be a part of something that God clearly did," said Robertson. "He opened all the doors for this to happen. It was clearly by his hand and his hand alone."

And though the pastor says the decision was tough, parishioners are welcoming the changes with open arms.

Donations to help the church can be sent to:

P.O. Box 5563

Augusta, Ga. 30619

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