Pastor?s prayers answered
By SAMANTHA TURNBULL
PASTOR Peter Miller felt like he was David taking on Goliath at the auction of the Lismore RSL Club building.
And, just like the biblical tale, he won, after outbidding the giant favourite Lismore City Council.
"I'd heard the council had set aside a lot of money for the building," he said.
"But we saw it as a valuable piece of property."
The Lismore Revival Fellowship representative said the church group would move to the new Market Street site from Rous Road, Goonellabah, as soon as final development applications were approved.
The 80-strong Pentecostal fellowship has doubled in size since 2001, and hopes to grow to 500 members.
Mr Miller said this growth in membership was the reason the group wanted more space for weekly meetings and other activities.
"We have great expectations of growth," he said.
However, he said the building would also house employment programs, childcare facilities and other community groups if council granted them approval.