As you can see, the roof rests on a large purple pole which just so happens to be in the middle of the platform. This pole has been the subject of many jokes, has been hidden during weddings, and could be the ideal prop for telling the story of Zacchaeus (or Samson’s death for that matter). But whatever your thoughts about “the pole,” it still catches my attention just about every time I enter the auditorium.
When Bible Community Church was going through a growth spurt years ago, the congregation chose to build our current building which was designed by some famous/infamous architect known for large windows. The building which is located at 8600 Lakeshore Blvd. in Mentor, Ohio is not so odd looking until you visit the auditorium.