Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, around 4,200 people attended in-person services at the former Bixby Event Center, with thousands more from around the world watching live on YouTube and other streaming platforms, she declared.
The church has not had in-person services for its partners since March 2020, she said.
However, church pastors continued to hold Sunday services at the old event center, with up to 24,000 people watching live online, McQuarters said.
That number has since stabilized at an average of 13,000 to 14,000 people per week, but the church also has hundreds of thousands of views on reruns of its services each week, she said.
In-person services and activities for up to 500 children will eventually resume, she said, depending on when the ongoing construction of the old event center can be completed.
Husband and wife senior pastors Michael and Natalie Todd took over the operations of Transformation Church in 2015 from its founder, Bishop Gary McIntosh, who led the church for 15 years. As the church has grown in recent years, it has added to its real estate portfolio.
In August 2019, Transformation purchased the empty Spirit Bank Event Center at 10441 S. Regal Blvd. to Bixby for $ 10.5 million. He followed that purchase in 2020 by buying the PostRock Plaza shopping mall (10438 S. 82nd East Ave.), which surrounds the event center, for $ 20.5 million.