Tyler Church Expands South

The First Baptist Church of Tyler opened its new South Tyler campus Sunday. Hundreds showed up for a dedication service.

The campus is set on a hundred acres. Future plans include nature trails and fields for team sports.

"We want it to be for the entire community to come and enjoy this kind of place. It's a sanctuary of sorts, said pastor Michael Massar with First Baptist Church of Tyler. "It's not closed off by any kinds of buildings or walls."

More than 500 people attended three services at the new church. The campus has facilities large enough to handle concerts and special events.

The church built the new facility to accomodate their growing ministry in South Tyler.