Whitewater Crossing Christian Church

Design and Ministry Needs

Whitewater Crossing was an older, more established church located in the old part of Cincinnati. The church had multiple, different buildings which created functionality challenges. In addition, Whitewater’s mission was changing to be more outward-focused and working to proactively expand its ministry offerings.

The McKnight Group worked with Whitewater Crossing to locate and assess new property and then to plan, design and build a new multi-ministry facility. The original project scope proved to be more costly than the church anticipated, so McKnight scaled the project to remain in budget, but still provide an amazing facility from which Whitewater could grow their membership and ministries.


The McKnight Group designed a multi-ministry building that features a dynamic and flexible worship space, upscale café, nursery, offices, classrooms and many other amenities. The church is comfortable and inviting to the surrounding community and fits perfectly with their “come as you are” message. The master plan provides the blueprint for future phases of the church when needed.


“The building was a catalyst to be serious about our vision for Christ,” says David Vaughan, Senior Pastor at Whitewater Crossing. Under David’s leadership, the congregation of Whitewater Crossing has grown from 300 members to over 800 since the completion of the new building in 2007, which is one of the highest percentages of growth for any Christian Church in 2008.

Project Details

Whitewater Crossing Christian Church
Cincinnati, Ohio

Relocation, Multi-Ministry, Lobby, Café,
Youth/Children’s Education, Office Suite

Square Feet:
36,107 New Facility

Project Completed:
January 2008

For more information
please contact:
The McKnight Group
(614) 875-1689
(800) 625-6448

Case Study

“Our experience with the McKnight Group was very positive. They were integral to our church’s relocation success. I would recommend them to any church seeking a strategic, spiritual partner in a building process.”

-David Vaughan, Senior Minister, Whitewater Crossing Christian Church