Megachurch LCBC set to open York campus

Breaking a little news in the blog today.

My colleague April Trotter, doing that multi-platform journalist thing she does so well, was in Baltimore Saturday and snapped the photo you see here somewhere (I haven’t quite mastered the exact placement of photos yet. I can get photos into the blog — that’s what counts. Right?).

The sign foreshadows the opening of the megachurch Lives Changed By Christ (LCBC) on or about the weekend of March 17-18. LCBC purchased the former Sutliff Saturn dealership at North Hills Road and Route 30 in 2010, paying $3.2 million for the 6.6-acre tract.

Construction equipment appeared on site late last summer. LCBC, which has campuses in Lancaster and Harrisburg, invested $8 million in renovations to convert the existing 22,500-square-foot building and add 5,000 square feet, John Zeswitz, executive director of ministries, told me in September.

Formerly known as the Lancaster County Bible Church, LCBC was named the 38th-largest church in the United States by Outreach Magazine last year.

The church draws a combined 10,000 weekly at its campuses, Zeswitz said.

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In other local news, I received a nice email from Asbury United Methodist Church in York over the weekend.

Asbury UMC recently learned that they will be receiving their first African-American female lead pastor beginning on July 1, 2012. The Rev. Yvette Davis will be joining Asbury from the United Methodist Eastern Pennsylvania Conference, where she is their director of urban and global ministries.

Davis will be in worship at Asbury on Sunday, March 11.

About John Hilton

I grew up in Susquehanna County, Pa. and graduated Syracuse University with a dual degree in journalism/political science in 1998. After working for nearly three years for a weekly paper in upstate New York, I came to southcentral Pennsylvania. I spent 13 years as a reporter and editor for The Sentinel in Carlisle and joined the York Daily Record as religion reporter in September 2011.
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2 Responses to Megachurch LCBC set to open York campus

  1. Thanks so much for sharing about LCBC John!

  2. I’m excited about LCBC coming to York, and it’s such a great location too. I currently serve another church, but I will definitely try to visit when I get the chance!

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