State Board approves plan for sale of Auburn’s BCM center, new facility


An offer by the City of Auburn to purchase the Auburn University Baptist Campus Ministries (BCM) center would mean a new facility for the ministry and an influx of funds to renovate the nine other BCM centers in the state.

Trustees of the Alabama Baptist State Board of Missions (SBOM) approved the proposal to sell the property in its meeting Aug. 11 at Shocco Springs. The proposal will be brought before messengers to the state convention annual meeting in November for final approval. The Auburn city council also must approve the proposal and is expected to vote Aug. 15.

The 56-year-old Auburn University BCM, also known as the Baptist Student Center, is located on College Street, just down the street from Auburn’s famed Toomer’s Corner. Looking for ways to increase parking downtown, city officials approached SBOM officials more than a year ago about purchasing the land, according to Bobby DuBois, SBOM associate executive director. Representatives from both the properties and executive committees of SBOM approved the proposal in May. (continued…)

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