For alumni and current students alike, the Chapel building holds a special place in the hearts and minds of many. Weekly Friday Chapel services are times of encountering God’s presence and transformation, with extended worship and prayer, preaching, and prophetic ministry. PBC Chapel received a much needed upgrade as it has rested on the PBC property since the 1940’s.
This past summer (2013) saw a whole-building renovation take place with the installation of an upgraded audio PA system including new overhead mains and subwoofers. The live and intimate feel of worship in the Chapel has been preserved and sounds so good! The tri-level stage was flattened out to give room for larger worship teams. Two generous City Bible Church members donated their time and skill to construct and install the new stage top and expand the electrical capacity. Many thanks to Pete Fora and Daniel Roberts!
More noticeable was the installation of new carpet and flooring, chairs and interior paint to bring a modern and comfortable feel to the entry and sanctuary. Student involvement has been critical in making these projects a reality – many hours and late nights saw PBC students stopping by to help paint, tear up carpet and install equipment. Even the outside front entry to the Chapel area was transformed with an open landscaping plan thanks to our senior pastor’s wife and City Bible Church worship pastor, Sharon Damazio.
This was all topped off by the Creative Arts Production class using one of their semester stage design training projects to transform the stage with a true Pacific Northwest-inspired vintage wood and lighting design. Many thanks to the dozens of PBC students and faculty members as well as CBC members who contributed to its renovation! The Chapel continues to be a place where PBC students can come gather together to worship, pray in this season of equipping and training.