Making Room // Pinelake Reservoir

Making Room is a 24-month initiative to make room for more people and more life change.

Where We Are in the Journey to Making Room

Making Room began in March of 2017 as a spiritual response to God’s call to reach more people. For two years, we have been asking God to help us make room in the vision for our lives, in our hearts for others, and in our finances for campus expansions. What God has unfolded since this began has been amazing as we have made room for more children, students and adults through renovations, parking additions and new construction.

One Story at a Time

Through Making Room, we’ve seen over a 1000 stories of life change take place. Each one of these stories is represented by a carabiner hanging from our Making Room sign. We’ve been able to minister to more than 19,000 of Mississippi’s prisoners through LOVEfirst, and we’ve served the Delta through children’s day camps and by constructing the Hope Center, which will serve on-going needs in the community.



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Total Making Room Goal



Thanks to your generosity, Phase 1 is complete! Here’s how we’re making room for more people and more life change here at Pinelake Reservoir:

Worship: 600-seat worship venue for Sunday morning worship and student gatherings

Multi-use space: A variety of multi-use space for small groups, large gatherings and other events for students and adults.

Outside: Outdoor baptistry, greenspaces, pathways and a new covered drop-off

UPDATE: Phase 1 is now complete. Construction on the student center has begun.

Phase 1 (Completed)

Commons: Remodeled including new carpet throughout and an additional Connecting Point

Little Lakers: Relocated and improved entrance and check-in area

Pinelake Kids: Improved check-in area

Parking: New 110-space parking lot near Plaza entrance

Phase 2

Worship: 600-seat worship venue for Sunday mornings and student gatherings

Pinelake Students: Student Center including recreational space and multi-use area for small group or large gatherings

Chapel: 300-seat chapel for sacred moments such as weddings and funerals

Outside: Outdoor baptistry, greenspaces, pathways and a new covered drop-off

Have some questions about our expansion?

Frequently Asked Questions

Pinelake has entered a season of incredible growth at all of our campuses. We believe God has called us to make room in our hearts and in our facilities for our neighbors, friends and family members. To do so, we committed to a 24-month initiative called Making Room, which began in March of 2017. During this 2 year span, we’re asking God to work and provide through His people so that we can add space for students, children and families to hear the life-changing message about Jesus.

The truth is that growth and time are passing us by. God has allowed us to give to many things outside of us, and now we need to meet some of the needs inside our family. Our needs for adults, children and student ministry are critical, and we need more room for those who attend from 9–11 a.m., which is essential for us to keep reaching our community. We also need an environment for the sacred moments of our Christian lives.

Pinelake Reservoir has already fully funded portions of the project, but the continued estimated cost is approximately $12 million. This expense will be met from money given to Making Room.

On Sunday mornings, we anticipate launching new services. In addition, the space will give us a location for adults and students to join together for worship and prayer on Sundays and Wednesdays. The size of this venue will also allow us to host special events for groups with around 600 people.

The Forum, which will adjoin the new worship venue, will provide multiple spaces for adults and students, plus create new space for our 5th and 6th grade ministry. It will also include gaming equipment.

We’ll be building a new 300-seat chapel to provide the perfect environment for events such as weddings and funerals. In addition, we will be installing an outdoor baptistry, green spaces and pathways that lead toward the buildings and drop-off areas.

What you can do now?

As we are faithful to respond to where God is leading we will see Mississippi continue to change one Life Change Story at a time.


This is an exciting time in the story of Pinelake Church, and we believe that God has opened new opportunities for us. Keep praying that God will transform lives, unify us behind His purposes and provide the resources we need to make this vision possible.


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Tell people about it. Become an advocate for what God is doing through Pinelake and help others see how we need to make room in our hearts.