When pastor Chris Dito and the congregation at Parkview Assembly of God in Newark, Delaware, decided to move from church-initiated compassion outreaches to creating the Delaware Regional Dream Center in September 2020, they realized that someday they would likely need a larger facility.
“Within 10 months, we outgrew the facility,” says Dito, still somewhat shocked at the rapid growth. But God knew what was needed and provided a clear answer.
“They were building a new structure right across the street from us,” Dito says. “We were able to move from our 1,700-square-foot building to a 5,000-square-foot building by just going across the street.”
Dito says the new center, which they moved into last November, has been subdivided to offer area residents a 2,000-square-foot pantry and a 3,000-square-foot community center that also hosts the church’s youth and college gatherings.
“We have secured grants to do capital improvements, including furniture for the building,…