Church burned during unrest trying to rebuild

The church still needs help, and they are looking to the community for that help.

JENNINGS, MO. - Two years after a devastating fire destroyed their church, the congregation of The Flood Christian Church are still meeting weekly to worship.

They are also still giving back to their community.

Sunday, the church set up shop in the parking lot next to their former home, which is in the midst of a rebuild.
With waning attendance, and resources, the church wanted to remind the community they are still there and looking to help.

They provided free services and goods to community members who attended the service.

Reconstruction of the church has seen setbacks over the nearly two years since its destruction at the hands of an unknown arsonist.

The fire broke out the same night nearly a dozen other fires were set by protestors 3 miles away in Ferguson.
Those fires were sparked by outraged over the Grand Jury’s decision not to indict officer Darren Wilson over the shooting death of Michael Brown, Jr. a few months earlier.

The fire at the church that evening was investigated by federal authorities.

Pastor Carlton Lee estimates the cost to finish rebuilding the church to be around $25,000.

The church is well short of that amount.


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