Community forced to start over after demolition of Morningstar Baptist Church

Reporter: Sydney Persing Writer: Drew Hill
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A community has been forced to start over after a fire left this sacred place in ruins. Monday marked a tough goodbye for the faithful of the Morningstar Baptist Church.

But this demolition certainly isn’t the end for this church.

Of course, nobody wants to watch their church crumble.

Tony Moxley is a member of Morningstar Baptist Church. “Just to see how God changes things, does things his way,” Moxley said.

Moxley sees this as God’s way to let his church burn in January and to let what was left of it crumble on Monday. It,s all God’s way, he says, to make room for something new.

“I feel that he wants something better here for the community,” said Moxley.

Pastor Dwight Williams stood with Moxley as they watched the church fall.

For now, the loose plan is to build a basketball court, of all things, if the foundation is level enough. The hope is that this new court will not only bring people closer together but bring them closer to God.

“God’s in control. God gives and God takes away,” said Pastor Williams.

Pastor Williams also says that God gave him a new mission, to pastor his people through this tragedy.

“We talk about it every week because that’s the vision we got to keep in front of everybody every week God is moving us forward,” Williams said.

It’s that forward-thinking vision that makes these people hopeful while watching their church crumble.

“We’re all in it together with God,” Moxley said.

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