The committee then reached out to a local community member to help broker the deal. In 2010, this individual made an offer to purchase the property from the bank that ultimately acquired the facility through foreclosure and the waiting began. Then, in August of 2011, the Lucas Community Center Corporation was formed. The goal remained to purchase the old Liquid facility and turn it into a community center – but now, rather than a church committee, an independent non-profit corporation was striving to achieve this goal. After over two more years of waiting, the bank finally agreed to sell the property to the corporation, and in November of 2013, the sale was consummated.
The trustees of the original board resigned in a November 2013 meeting to allow for the election of new trustees with a new mission – to turn the property into a community center.
After nearly two years of monthly meetings, a local community member donated more than $100,000, kickstarting the renovations and putting the final goal in sight. With the ball now rolling, LCC received donations of $1,000 or more from over 60 donors. On May 5, 2016, the vision finally became a reality as the Lucas Community Center opened its doors for the National Day of Prayer.