Calvary Church Kuala Lumpur is ready to open its doors to the public in Bukit Jalil this week with the opening of its Easter musical presentation “Heaven and Earth Rejoice.” The newly minted Calvary Convention Centre (CCC) set in a verdant green neighbourhood stands as a national landmark for religious diversity and tolerance.
Established in 1968 amidst what was then plantation land, Calvary Church has grown to be a notable landmark in the now dense Damansara Height neighbourhood. Without land to expand, church leaders started looking at alternative sites to build a bigger and better equipped facility. The proposal to purchase the land where CCC stands today was initiated as early as January 2003 and in the past decade, church regulars with support of the communityand friends embarked on a massive fundraising effort to make the vision a reality.
With a built-up area measuring 600,000 square feet, spread across 4.9 acres of prime land close to the heart of Kuala Lumpur, the 5,000 seat auditorium will play host to world class conventions, banquets, seminars and creative arts productions. The 6-storey multiplex features ample seminar and meeting rooms, while the educational and training annex will include hostel facilities and rooms designed to provide educational and vocational training as part of Calvary Church’s holistic approach to nation building.
“CCC is built on the premise of increasing our potential to contribute to the local community and beyond. As a church we have been actively involved in social services from providing free counselling assistance to the community, to conducting feeding programmes for the homeless and street people. We even setupCalvaryland, a community welfare centre to care for the aged, orphaned and those marginalized by society in Sepang. With CCC established andthe continued dedicationof our church members and supporters, we intend to do more,”explained church executive administrator, Jim Guneratnam.
Note: CALVARY CHURCH was established through the efforts of Christian missionaries and dedicated to the glory of God on 11 February 1968. The church is pastored by Rev. Tan Sri (Dr) Prince and Puan Sri (Dr) Petrina Guneratnam who are also the first Malaysian couple to hold this position. With the completion of the new Calvary Convention Centre at BukitJalil, Calvary Church will start commencing morning services at 9am every Sunday beginning this Easter weekend. - See more at: http://christianitymalaysia.com/wp/calvary-church-moves-bukit-jalil/#sthash.OEVVo6Lj.dpuf