Investigators have not made conclusions about the fire, but church leaders believe it started in the audio soundboard in the sanctuary. As of result, the sanctuary is likely a total loss. The offices, records included, are destroyed as well.
Pastor Wes Emerson hopes to renovate the Family Life center adjacent to the building and hold services there for a time. Insurance agents estimate it will be a year before construction could be completed.
Members say tragedy will unite them.
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