Lewis Community Foundation Christian Community Center
The Lewis Community Foundation Christian Community Center, formerly the "Oak Hill National Guard Building", was incorporated in 2005. The center was the result of a vision created by the trustees of the Oak Hill United Methodist Church for a Christian Community Center to serve the needs of the City of Oak Hill, Fayette County and Southern West Virginia. The mission of the center is to provide a multi-use facility for members of the local and surrounding communities to gather, fellowship and participate in organizational events within a Christian environment. The Center has evolved into a very popular, attractive, and highly used facility.
The center consists of a completely renovated building containing 14,995 square feet and a surrounding recreational complex containing 5.95 acres. In addition to the main building the center includes a baseball field, football/soccer field, walking track and large ample parking area. The complex is located in the heart of Oak Hill, WV and is adjacent to the Oak Hill city Park and the newly developed West Virginia Rails to Trails project. The center’s main building contains a large multi-purpose gymnasium area as well as meeting and banquet rooms, spacious handicapped accessible rest rooms that include shower and locker room facilities and a modern commercial kitchen with numerous amenities. The center is completely air conditioned and is equipped with an emergency power generator. Currently under construction is a 3,300 square foot multipurpose field house to accommodate the needs of the adjacent football/soccer field. This new addition will house new handicapped accessible restrooms, athletic dressing rooms, concession stand and storage area for the Oak Hill Midget Football League program as well as the Lewis Christian Community Center. The new field house, rest rooms and concession stand will also be available to others who may use this facility. The football field is also a local designated landing zone for Healthnet.
The center is host to many activities such as banquets/dinners, recreational basketball and indoor soccer leagues, birthday parties, wedding receptions, family reunions, church meetings, arts & craft shows, auctions and company meetings. The center is also host to The White Oak Chapter of the National Historic Railroad Society’s Depot Days, the American Red Cross Christmas Arts & Crafts show, the Oak Leaf Festival’s Christmas Bazaar and the Fayette Toy Fund Christmas Give-A-Way Party that provides for hundreds of needy children as well as the location of the Fayette Plateau Ministerial Association’s monthly food pantry.
The center has been reserved for use next month by the West Virginia Department of Transportation Trails Conference that will be held here in Oak Hill during the week of March 18, 2008.
Recently the center was used as a worship center by the Student Impact Ski Retreat. Approximately 700 youth and adults from Florida to Pennsylvania were visiting the local area, skiing at Winterplace, lodging at the Oak Hill Holiday Inn, purchasing food at local stores and restaurants. Also, the center has been host to Boy Scout Groups from North Carolina, staying overnight at the center and skiing at Winterplace.
To schedule an event, contact Jack Crosier at 304-469-3313