Nettleton Baptist Church Closes on Purchase of NEA District Fairgrounds Property
– June 29, 2016
Nettleton Baptist Church has closed on the purchase of the NEA District Fairgrounds property at 7001 E. Johnson Avenue. The property has six buildings, including an 115,000 square foot exhibit building and nearly 78-acres of land. The purchase price was $6,650,000. The projected cost to renovate the exhibit building is $2,500,000. Nettleton Baptist has sold its current property at E. Nettleton and Thorn St. to the Fullness of Joy Ministries for $2,750,000. Nettleton Baptist will continue to worship at the current facility until the renovations are complete at the new facility. The goal is for the new campus to be in operation by the year-end of 2016. Nettleton Baptist also has 22-acres of land for sale at Farville Curve on E. Johnson to help off-set the cost of the new property. The church also intends to have a stewardship campaign to receive support for the project.
The Nettleton Baptist Church Deacons and Trustees have opened the opportunity to allow the NEA District Fair to use the property this September if they choose to do so. We anticipate having services at this new property in February 2017.
About Nettleton Baptist Church
Nettleton Baptist Church is located presently at 4701 E. Nettleton Ave. Jonesboro, AR. The church was originally established in Nettleton in 1894 and has grown to average weekly attendance of about 700. Examples of Nettleton Baptist Church’s mission at work include domestic and international mission trips, evangelistic door to door outreach on Monday nights and Celebrate Recovery is available for those struggling with hurts, habits and hang ups. There are also ministries to provide food, clothing and housing for people in the community and around the world. Nettleton Baptist Church gives over 10% of its undesignated tithes and offerings to mission work of the Southern Baptist Convention. The church also sponsors a Hispanic mission, Salvos por Gracia Iglesia Hispana Bautista located off Dan Ave. in Jonesboro.