Making Room // Pinelake Starkville

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

Since coming to Starkville in 2011, we’ve seen families and college student alike lean in to the message of Jesus Christ. As more and more people come through our doors each week, we see the need to plan for continual growth and make room for more stories of life change to take place. To accommodate growth now and for the future, we purchased 5 acres of property adjacent to our building in Phase 1.

God continues to expand our influence for His glory throughout our state, and we want to faithfully respond by making room. For the past two years, we have been asking God to make room: in our vision for our part in His kingdom, in our hearts for more people, and financially for ministry expansion. Since then, we’ve seen Him bring story after story of life change.

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.



Is God calling you to a spiritual step?


Who is God leading you to add to your spiritual chain?


How can you live with generosity toward God’s kingdom plans?

Everyone’s commitment will be different, but together we will see God do something in our lives He’s never done before and we will see Mississippi changed one Life Change Story at a time.

We all have a part in Making Room in Our House


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 in Phase 2 and Phase 3 at Pinelake Starkville:

Phase 2:
Parking: New 120-space parking lot

Phase 3:
Worship: Expanded auditorium
Little Lakers: Expanded preschool area
Pinelake Kids: Larger theater and additional classrooms
Pinelake Students: New Pinelake Student center

Phase 1

Property: Purchase 5-acre lot adjacent to Pinelake Starkville

Phase 2

Parking: New 120-space parking lot

Phase 3

Worship: Expanded auditorium

Little Lakers: Expanded preschool area

Pinelake Kids: Larger theater and additional classrooms

Pinelake Students: New Pinelake Students center

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.

We need more space for our growing number of adults, college students, Little Lakers, Pinelake Kids and Pinelake Students. As a church, we are passionate about impacting the next generation and families in the Golden Triangle, and Making Room allows us the opportunity to do so.

Pinelake Church as a whole provided the resources to purchase and renovate our current facility as well as the adjacent 5 acres. We are currently working to pay this off. Our future expansion plan allows those who call Pinelake Starkville home an opportunity to take part spiritually and financially in the work God is doing here.

The price of the property was $400,000.

We’re estimating that the new parking lot will cost $600,000.

Our plans include a completely renovated area for Little Lakers, new theater and classroom space for Pinelake Kids, a dynamic space for Pinelake Students, more room for adult equipping classes and an expanded Commons with a new covered drop-off.

The projects will begin as soon as funds are available.

We estimate that the expansions will cost $3,400,000.

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.