The Alabama Baptist State Board of Missions new office building is being constructed in Prattville.
Marty Roney/ Advertiser
PRATTVILLE – That orange dirt being moved around in East Prattville is the ground work for a new Alabama Baptist State Board of Missions headquarters.
The work is being done on about four acres owned by Baptist Health at the corner of Jasmine Trail and Fairview Avenue. The building will be 39,900 square feet and will be home to 67 full-time employees, said Bobby DuBois, SBOM’s associate executive director.
Under a property swap deal, Baptist Health will pay for the construction of the Prattville building. In exchange, SBOM’s current building, located at the corner of Narrow Lane Road and East South Boulevard, will go to Baptist Health. The current mission building is adjacent to Baptist Medical Center South’s campus.
Like most real estate deals, location played a role. About 75 percent of SBOM’s churches are located north of Montgomery.
“With I-65 and I-85 running north and south and Highway 14 running east and west, our missionaries have access to all parts of our state,” DuBois said. “We can be at any church and association in Alabama within a three hour drive. The SBOM places high value of its relationships with its churches and associations.
“Baptist Health owned the property in Prattville so it was a logical decision on the part of our leaders.”
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