The futuristic Faith Chapel Christian Center in Wylam, Alabama, includes a 12-lane bowling alley as part of an interconnected recreation complex consisting of six huge domes known as The Bridge. As part of the church’s community outreach program, the recreation center—which also houses a basketball court, fitness center, climbing tower, cafe, banquet hall, and playground—is intended to provide family entertainment for both members of the congregation and nonmembers.
The sanctuary, which seats 3,000, is housed in the church’s seventh dome, the Word Dome. Like the others, this dome was constructed by spraying concrete over giant inflated balloons. The $15 million cost of the church’s facilities has been borne entirely by the donations of church members.