Construction continues on track for East Coast Christian Center

Construction for the new East Coast Christian Center in Viera should be completed by the begining of the summer.


Construction work continues on schedule for the new East Coast Christian Center in Viera.

The nearly 22,000-square-foot church, which is located on Viera Boulevard near Manatee Elementary School, will be completed by the beginning of summer, said Christian Hurston, ECCC’s associate pastor and project manager.

“We’re right on track and moving forward,” Hurston said after a recent service inside Viera High School’s auditorium. “COVID-19 hasn’t slowed us down at all.”

W & J Construction Corp. of Rockledge is building the church.

“We have a great partnership with our builders,” Hurston said. “We continue to grow and are moving forward.”

Hurston also announced some of ECCC’s new local and global initiatives for 2022:

Deaf Community Ministry: Increasing our reach into the underserved deaf community of Brevard County by providing sign language, closed captioning and hearing assistance during services.

Merritt Island Kids Church: Building a life-giving church to reach more of our younger generation. We will be renovating the fifth- and sixth-grade classrooms to help create an environment they will be proud of.

Young Adult Apprenticeship: Expand its East Coast Apprenticeship program to all locations.

Planting a church in Cuba: Partnering with World Compassion by providing training, monthly pastoral support and rental assistance as well as building or acquiring property to help establish churches in Cuba.

Women’s Empowerment: In partnership with Convoy of Hope to help rescue women around the world who are in poverty by training and educating them in the areas of early childhood development, literacy, health and small-scale agriculture.

In addition, Hurston reported that ECCC plans to open a pre-school at the new church site. 

“We will be opening that in January 2023,” he said. “We’re very excited about that.”

ECCC Pastor Matt Stallbaum said the new church sits on virgin land —nothing has been built on it before. “We want this to be a church of hope and faith,” he said.

Since 2011, ECCC has used Viera High School for its services. The congregation includes about 300 to 500 families.

“We have had over 150 families attend our Connect Welcome Dinner in the past few months,” Huston said. “People are excited for our community and to be joining the church.”

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