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Lake Williamson Christian Center

Project:         Activity Building

Location:       LWCC (Lake Williamson Christian Center), Carlinville, IL

Owner:           Illinois District Assemblies of God

Contractors:   Maco Construction, Steel and Concrete

                        Bentley Construction, General Contractor

Architect:       Schuette Design

Engineers:      Woolpert and McDonough Engineering

Under the leadership of the director, Steve Wagler, and the Illinois District, LWCC in Carlinville, Il., experienced a steadily increasing rate of growth during the regular season but not during the off-season.  In order to promote off-season usage of the entire facility, additional interior recreation space was needed.

The firms of Schuette Design, Woolpert, and McDonough Engineering were commissioned to design the now completed Activity Building at LWCC.  The building has been a tremendous success in every way.  The new facility provides racket ball, two gymnasiums, weight room, indoor pool, locker rooms, and meeting room downstairs.  Additional meeting rooms and restroom facilities are available upstairs.

Volunteer labor for this project was donated by MAPS (Mission America Project Services) and Sowers.


Project:  Illinois District Office of the Assembly of God

Location:   Carlinville, IL                           LWCC Campus, Carlinville, Illinois

Owner:   lllinois District of the Assemblies of God

Owner’s Representative:     Steve Wagler

Contractor:                       Bentley Construction

Architect:                               Schuette Design

Mechanical contractor:         George Luttman

Electrical Contractor:            LWCC Staff

Before the new millennium began, it became apparent that the existing, Illinois District Office was too small and out-of-date.  Leadership of the Illinois District chose to construct a new office on the existing location.  The Building was built in four phases.  Phase I of the new building was constructed without demolition.  Phase II , Phase III, and Phase IV required demolition of a portion of the existing building.  All Phases are complete and occupied.

Project:   Lodge Addition

Location:        LWCC (Lake Williamson Christian Center), Carlinville, Il

Owner:            Illinois District of the Assemblies of God

Contractor:     Bentley Construction

HVAC Contractor:     Luttman HVAC

Architect:                    Schuette Design

Plumbing Layout:       Don Hanke


After the expansion of other LWCC Retreat Center facilities, sleeping space for guests was inadequate.  Clark Hall and Parkside were set up primarily for dorm style sleeping.  This worked very well for kids camps and teen  camps.  However, there was an increased need for the privacy that motel-style sleeping rooms provided.  Sleeping  space for Family Camp was inadequate with a large percentage of guests staying in motels in Carlinville or other nearby towns.  This diminished the camp experience.  In response to this need, LWC C Leadership decided to add an additional 75 rooms to their existing 50 lodge rooms.

The (3) three story addition is an attractive addition to the campground and has been used extensively for Family Camp and other camps year round.

Project:  Eagle Crest Ropes Course

Where:            Lake Williamson Christian Center

                        Carlinville, Illinois

This large barn, located on Lake Williamson property, was constructed early in this century for housing cattle below and an abundant supply of hay above.  Presently, the building is being used for storage; however, the Owner, with the aid of Schuette Design, has conceived a plan to convert the barn into: 

Eagle Crest Team Building Center-- high & low ropes courses, climbing walls, & challenge courses are presently in the planning.



Project:   Dining Hall Addition
Project:   Auditorium Addition
Project:  Giant Flume and Waterslide

Location:                                LWCC Campus,  Carlinville, Illinois

Owner:                                   Illinois District of the Assemblies of God

Owner’s Representative:     Steve Wagler

Contractor:                            Bentley Construction

Architect:                               Schuette Design

The beach front development, at Lake Williamson, is one of the most exciting features of the entire campus.   Beach area offers swimming, zip-line, water trampoline, blob, giant flume and water slide.  Schuette Design developed detailed drawings for the flume and waterslide.   The Giant flume delivers the participant from tree top height to lake water in a few seconds.   These drawings were used to obtain state approvals and for construction.  Each summer, LWCC is host to Christian Kid’s Camps, Teen camps, Band camps and Sports camps.  The beach front is the main, recreation attraction for young people. 

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