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New Worship Center

Dallas, Texas

Client: Inspiring Body of Christ (IBOC)
Location: 7701 Westmoreland Rd.
Dallas, Texas
Project Type: Ecclesiastical - New Construction
  • Site - 50 acres
  • Two floors - 172,840 SF
  • Parking and landscaping
  • Construction type - IB area - 4,200 Seat Sanctuary
  • 70,000 gallon salt-water aquarium in the lobby
  • Two 80-gallon cylindrical salt-water aquariums in the lobbies of side entrances


Located in southwest Dallas bordering the city of Duncanville, Texas, this very fruitful non-denominational ministry, outgrowing their current campus, acquired property across the street, stretching their wings, expanding their out-reach to the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex.

Thanksgiving morning, November 2009, IBOC joyfully moved into a new worship center featuring a 4,200-seat sanctuary, the world’s largest privately owned aquarium, a chapel, children’s facilities, a restaurant aptly named “Rushtaurant,” and a gift shop that boasts an underwater experience, “The Deep.” The main lobby entrance aquarium and two additional entrances each displaying cylindrical aquariums, are faithful visual reminders of IBOC’s Matthew 4:19 church mission.

Project Director/Architect: Tom Hines
Owner: International Body of Christ
Design-Build Contractor: GL Barron Co., Inc.
Architect: Barron Design Group, LP
Landscape Architect: GSBS/Battenhorst
Civil: Hamilton Consulting
Structural: Callahan Engineering
Mechanical, Plumbing: Citywide Mechanical
Electrical: Hi-Tech Electric
Aquarium Structure: The Core Group
Aquarium System: ATF Waterlife DG
Acoustical: Threshold Acoustics
Audio, Video, Lighting: Custom Sound Design