Amanda Short, a lifelong resident of Kanawha City, designed the pieces for the church from scratch.
Short, 34, owns Amanda's Glass Art at the 3800 block of MacCorkle Avenue, and recently designed the glass fixtures lining the main entry of the governor's mansion.
"I've always been around art, and when I got involved in glass, I realized how versatile it was compared to every other art medium I've done. I fell in love, and I haven't done anything since," she said.
Belden said he wanted the windows to have contemporary look and to allow for light in the portico, where the church members often congregate after services.
"We wanted as much light to come through as possible, so you've got various textures of clear glass to give that effect," Belden said.
One of Short's priorities for the project was to use West Virginia-made glass, Belden said.
Mountaineer Glass installed and insulated the windows and also installed the frames.
"We are very proud of these new windows," Hagan said in a prepared statement. "They add so much to our entrance."Reach Lori Kersey at lori.ker...@wvgazette.com or 304-348-1240. Reach Mackenzie Mays at Mackenzie.m...@wvgazette.com or 304-348-4814.