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Gainesvilles Good Shepherd Lutheran Church is getting ahead of its expanding congregation
Good Shepherd Lutheran Church Pastor Ben Haupt, left, shows a floor plan of the church’s upcoming expansion to administrative assistant Margie Smith, and youth ministry intern Wynn Derong. Ground breaking on the expansion project is expected in the coming months.
Instead of looking for greener pastures to accommodate an ever-growing flock, the congregation of the Good Shepherd Lutheran Church is planning to grow its current surroundings. According to member Charles Dyarmett, the ministry really began to grow when Pastor Ben Haupt came on board in October 2008. The increase in membership and programs was a "noticeable difference," Dyarmett says.