The next stop on our trip through North Carolina was the lofty heights of the Temple of Deliverance in Kinston with Pastor Brown. The most defining feature of this church was the high ceilings and highly decorative Federalist-style features of the architecture of the church, so it was important to make church pews that matched the same feel of the sanctuary of the church. We installed traditionally styled, dark stained church pews to give a sense of gravity to the church without looking outdated.Kinston has 150 churches, and the Temple of Deliverance is surely one of the most beautiful. Kinston has been the county seat of Lenoir County since 1791, when the county was established, but that was not the beginning of its history.
Kinston has twice won the All-America City Award.
A lot of churches with features similar to those of the Temple of Deliverance aim for traditional styling and opt for flat white painted church pews with colonial style shapes. While we build beautiful painted pews here at Born Again Pews, we think Temple of Deliverance made the right choice.
The pews Pastor Brown and his congregation chose for their church are less formal but still have a similar traditional style. The dark wood of the pews, combined with the deep colors of the textiles, give a dramatic look to the church.
The high level of contrast between the pews and the floor emphasize the height of the ceiling and the beauty of the architecture.The congregation can enjoy the soaring ceiling and tall windows during services.
More colonial church pew options often have sharper corners on the church pew ends but these church pews with more curving arm rests give a sense of familiarity and ease that sharp corners wouldn’t. This helps to balance out the more reserved style of architecture without detracting from the services.
You’ll probably notice a trend in our trip to North Carolina if you read the other post too — we focus on building church pews that are right for your church, not someone else’s.
As always, the opportunity to meet the wonderful people of the church was a big part of the occasion for us.