Historic church gifted land for expansion

January 6, 2013 3:22:57 PM PST
One of Chicago's historic churches has been gifted more than 14 acres so it can expand to accommodate its growing congregation.

The Fellowship Missionary Baptist Church now owns the former headquarters of the SoftSheen beauty company.

The vacant site on South Lafayette Avenue was donated to the church by an Oklahoma-based foundation specializing in faith-based initiatives.

The church plans to use it to house a new sanctuary, school, and youth center.