Crouch Memorial Church: After the Fire
The church’s piano was destroyed in the blaze. The roof collapsed injuring several firefighters.
A church hymnal survived the blaze virtually unscathed. Some parishioners see it as a sign that God is at work.
Pastor Magee notifies his congregation that services will temporarily be held at another nearby church.
Pastor Magee meets with members of the congregation and discusses the damage to the church.
Kevin Crouch (left) whose uncle founded the church, prays with Pastor Magee and others during the service following the fire.
Pastor Magee prays.
Paster Magee meets with members of the congregation to discuss how to proceed after the fire. It is not clear whether the church is insured to fully rebuild.
In July, Pastor Magee, Kevin Crouch (nephew of the church’s founder), Olivia Hodges and Lawrence Sears joyfully leave City Hall after meeting with officials in the city’s Historic Preservation Department. Their prayers appear to have been answered: the church can be saved. They will need to do some creative fundraising and believe God will answer their prayers.