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Pioneer Baptist Church formerly met at 7600 Old Auburn Rd., in Citrus Heights. // CH Sentinel

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Pioneer Baptist Church, which had been meeting for years at a century-old church building on Old Auburn Road, has officially moved to a new location in Carmichael.

Pastor Kyle Conley told The Sentinel in a prior email that the church made a decision to move to an existing church building at 4252 Garfield Ave., due to the growing needs of his congregation. The church had initially planned to build a larger campus across from Rusch Park, but halted those plans earlier this year when construction costs nearly doubled.

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“As things are today, even if it were financially feasible, due to material availability we would likely be 3-4 years away from a finished building,” Conley told The Sentinel in April. “We have outgrown our current facility to the point where the ministry is being adversely affected, and, quite frankly, we feel like our parking issues are becoming a nuisance to the neighborhood.”

On Sundays and other days where church functions were held, cars could often be seen lined up along Old Auburn Road more than 100 feet away from the church.

More details about the move and history of the church are included in a new video the church posted this month on Youtube.

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