Heritage Church – Bettendorf Campus

Design and Ministry Needs

Heritage Church, one of the largest, most well established Wesleyan churches in the nation, was in search of a satellite campus and facility that would compliment their existing and expanding location in Rock Island, Illinois. Their long term vision is to open a satellite church in each of the Quad Cities by using existing buildings that can be converted into flexible, multi-use worship facilities. Heritage focuses on contemporary worship, with an emphasis on children’s facilities and ministries, so the need for nursery space and a secured, controlled environment for children was also important.


The McKnight Group worked with Heritage to evaluate and convert an existing two-story building into a dynamic satellite facility. This renovation included removing the roof and raising the height of the structure to have higher ceilings required for the worship center. The lower level was remodeled as a children’s facility and a lobby was added in the front to create an inviting entrance. The services held in the Rock Island facility are broadcast to Bettendorf using integrated audio and video production.


Membership at The Bettendorf Campus has grown to over 700 in a few short months. Rock Island broadcasts three worship services to Bettendorf and is considering adding a fourth to serve their growing congregation. This tremendous growth has prompted Heritage to consider expanding the Bettendorf location and continue with their vision to develop additional satellite facilities in the Quad City area.

Project Details

Heritage Church – Bettendorf Campus
Bettendorf, Iowa

Renovation and Construction of Satellite Facility

Square Feet:
1,858 New Facility
13,791 Remodel

Project Completed:
December 2008

For more information
please contact:

The McKnight Group
(614) 875-1689
(800) 625-6448

Case Study

“One thing I love about the McKnight Group is they come in and talk with you and see who you are and ‘let’s fit this space to you.’ We interviewed three companies and ended up with McKnight because we thought they ‘got us’ better. They understood evangelical churches, they understood bible-teaching churches where there was celebrative worship, and where the preaching of the word was key, and they understood we weren’t primarily a sacramental church. They understood who we were. So we went with them. It’s important to have a design that fits who you are.”

John Bray, Senior Pastor