Renovation...for a Worthy Cause

Renovation…for a Worthy Cause


We, the New Cypress Grove Missionary Baptist Church Family, are soliciting funds to address urgent repairs needed on the outside and inside structure of our church.  New Cypress Grove Baptist Church was organized and erected in 1865 on Goldman Plantation located on the outskirts of Waterproof, Louisiana.  Repairs on the church were done approximately forty years ago when there was a stable church membership.  Due to a decline in population and church membership in a rural community, we find it quite difficult to generate the necessary funds to undertake this sizeable and much needed renovation project. 

Our primary focus to date is to address our most urgent problems: which are a dangerous and unsafe sagging roof and protruding outer walls.  Due to lack of funds and neglect, there are other problems that plague our church and require immediate attention.  On the exterior, we need to replace rotten facial boards and eaves; install a new cross on top of the steeple; and paint exterior walls, doors, eaves, and facial boards.  In the interior of the church, new windows, lighting, and floor covering are needed throughout the sanctuary; our stove, refrigerator, and restroom fixtures need upgrading; and the sanctuary, restrooms, kitchen, dining room and pastor’s study require a fresh coat of paint. 

The entire New Cypress Grove Baptist Church Family is humbly asking for your prayers and help with financial support to make this renovation a reality.  It is our hope that this project is completed by August 30th, of this year.  We plan to update you in a timely manner on our progress.  We humbly and spiritually ask for the support of EVERYONE, as well as, the Go Fund Me Community, friends, former church members, family, and the surrounding community.  We appreciate and thank you from the bottom of our hearts for your kind donations.

If you have any questions or concerns, you may contact one of the following:

Rev. Dr. Jarrod R. Bottley, Pastor (225) [phone redacted]
Arthur L. Johnson, Senior Deacon (318) [phone redacted]
Catrina L. Bethel, GoFundMe Coordinator (318) [phone redacted]


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Cypress Grove
Waterproof, LA

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