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

We’ve completed the renovation of our Commons and Children’s space. Plus, we’ve added a new covered drop-off and additional parking.

Our new outdoor baptistery will soon be completed and will provide a beautiful location to celebrate life change.

Construction continues on the worship venue and student facility. This building will be split with two unique spaces. One section will be a 600-seat worship venue that will provide additional seating for student worship and Sunday services. The rest of the building will a dedicated student area that will include recreational space and a multi-use area for small groups and student activities. We look forward to opening this building early in 2019.

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

Pinelake Students: Pinelake Students space, including recreational space and multi-use area for small groups or large gatherings

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 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 a new service between the hours of 9 and 11. In addition, the space will give us a location for our Pinelake Students to join together for worship and prayer as one group on Sunday and Wednesday nights. This size theater will also allow us to host special events for groups with around 600 people.

The Student Center, which will adjoin the new worship venue, will provide dedicated space for both middle and high school students, plus create new space for our 5th and 6th grade ministry. It will include a recreational space with game tables and a multi-use area that can serve both smaller groups or large gatherings.

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.

We want your arrival to campus to be as smooth as possible. To make the transition during construction more convenient for you, we’ve adjusted the designated parking areas for parents of preschoolers and children, as well as for senior adults and those needing handicap spaces. Shuttle services are also available. Click here to review a detailed map indicating changes to parking.

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.