Prefabricated Steel Baptist Church in Kiln, MS
Sunward Steel Buildings, Inc. had the honor of manufacturing and supplying this pre-engineered steel building on behalf of a customer in Kiln, Mississippi, in late March of 2007.
Nowadays, it serves as the home base for the Bayou Talla Fellowship, a dynamic Baptist church and children’s ministry serving residents of the surrounding Gulf Coast. The church has a more than 109-year history in the region and has grown considerably in size and scope through the years. Currently, if offers preschool programs, a youth center, Sunday School services, a large-scale, multi-use activities center and two separate outdoor playgrounds, among other key features.
Metal Baptist Church Details
Equal parts attractive and functional, the prefabricated steel church building features high-end steel construction, a finished size of 72’x148.42’x23’ and an unobstructed, clear-span design that provides ample head room. Misty Grey in color, the church building boasts a rugged, hardwearing Galvalume metal roof with a 1:12 pitch overhead, and it also features Misty Grey trim that matches its exterior.
Distributed throughout the bright, open church building are (35) framed openings, among them (3) 3070 openings enclosing (3) 3070 commercial walk door kits and (4) 17’1” skylights that allow plenty of natural sunlight inside the space. Also featured are (2) 2’8”x7’5” walk door framed openings, (24) 3’x5’ windows and (2) 3’x3’ windows. Additional customizations made to the metal church include beams and columns for mezzanine framing and several accommodations made in adherence to local building codes, among them a 130-mph wind speed rating and a 5-psf ground snow load.
An Active, Inclusive Church Community
In addition to offering ample room for religious services, the steel church building hosts numerous events for children, teens, singles and families throughout the year, serving as an integral community resource and meeting place. Metal church buildings are growing in popularity nationwide due in large part to their affordability, supreme durability and low-maintenance nature, the latter of which is in sharp contrast to most traditional wooden church buildings.
Part of the Gulfport-Biloxi Metropolitan Statistical Area, Kiln falls within the boundaries of southern Mississippi’s Hancock County. The community lies roughly 150 miles southeast of Brookhaven and about 50 miles northeast of New Orleans, Louisiana.
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