Lakepointe White Rock Church. Photo by Sam Gillespie.

The Lakepointe Church White Rock Campus at 9150 Garland Road is under construction on a new sanctuary and outdoor space.

“We want to open the building in Garland Road and East Dallas,” says Chris Burkley, executive pastor of Creative Arts and Campuses. “We are in the process of converting the existing 1,000-seat sanctuary filled with pews into a new 650-seat auditorium. A new reception hall with large exterior glass walls will welcome members and visitors. New outdoor gardens and rest areas will be added. We want to connect with Garland Road and the East Dallas community.

“We’ll be the church version of Smoky Rose coming out of the old gas station!”

Courtesy of Lakepointe Church.

Work continues the transformation of the former Lakeside Baptist Church, which merged with Rockwall-based Lakepointe in 2017. To counter a drop in attendance and the loss of younger families, Lakeside Baptist leadership considered several options before choosing to become Lakepointe’s location in East Dallas. . Lakepointe now has six locations in North Texas and one in Mexico.

Beck is the architect and Talley-Riggins is the general contractor. The project should last 12 months.