Desperation Church is a life-giving church closely associated with the Association of Related Churches (ARC) with campuses in Cullman, Jasper, and Arab, Alabama. Their existing original campus is located in downtown Cullman and not expandable to meet their growing space needs. They recently acquired a new site enabling them to build a 1200-seat worship space, so TurnerBatson designed a clean, contemporary, non-traditional building that is both attractive and functional. This new space will be flexible, expandable, economical, and capable of furthering Desperation’s focus—bringing new life to the un-churched and providing a safe place for Cullman families to grow together.
The new building utilizes a pre-engineered metal structure with a façade of tilt-up concrete walls and glass. Inside, it will feature plenty of open space for fellowship and connection among members and visitors, a cutting-edge youth facility, and a secure, spacious children’s worship facility that is both nurturing and fun. The 20+ acre site will also offer Desperation Church expanded fellowship opportunities, including an outdoor athletic space with multiple ball fields, walking trails, and various small gathering places where people can have fun, experience fellowship, and develop lifelong relationships with each other.