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BREAKING: Wieuca Road Baptist Church To Stay Put

Wieuca Road Baptist Church is staying put.


That decision has been reached after a year of mulling by members of the historic Buckhead church, according to an announcement posted online. "On Sunday October 16th, the church voted to affirm our commitment to staying in Buckhead in our current location," the statement reads.

The decision comes days after news reports indicated church leaders approached the Buckhead CID about possibly selling the 4.6-acre property for a potential redevelopment. There's little doubt the property—sandwiched between 3630 Peachtree and Phipps Plaza—could have commanded big interest from developers.

Wieuca Road Baptist Church, led by Dr. Mark Wilbanks, has been at the intersection of Wieuca and Peachtree roads since 1956. Discussions on the future of the congregation arose because the church property has been indirectly involved in a CID proposal to install a roundabout at the intersection of Phipps Boulevard and Wieuca Road, according to BuckheadView.