Pastor Mark Allen moved from Florida to Athens, TX to start Life Fellowship Church. Their first service was held on Palm Sunday in 2006, and they have since grown their congregation to over 800 people. In 2008, they purchased 28 acres of land in Athens with dreams of a larger facility for their community to call home. Their current building was constructed in 2010, and have since increased their land to over 100 acres. SPACE was commissioned to work on the design for their newest facility which provides over 44,000 SF of new area for worship, classrooms, fellowship, and main offices. The original building is to be utilized for student ministry and church operations, and future development includes other facilities in support of ministries to the local community.