Pastor Elias Thomas, of the Community Baptist Church in Atlantic City, is excited about the progress his church is making as they continue the road to recovery from Hurricane Sandy.
"We just received the approval for the electric, that was the last thing we needed before we close up the walls and begin to sheet rock," says Pastor Thomas.
A step in the right direction after Sandy ravaged Pastor Thomas' 72– year old church.
"There was 2 feet of water that came inside the building, from the sanctuary to the fellowship hall," says the Pastor."Once they opened up the walls, and began to chase the mold, we have come to find out our sewer lines were busted," he continues.
As well as the ceiling caving in, and all of the floor boards rotting due to the 2 feet of water inside the church. Yet, the hurricane did not halt the collaboration between Pastor Thomas and his congregation.
"I am so pleased with the way things are coming together," he says with a smile.
As the first ribbon cutting of this church nears, Pastor Thomas says that members may not recognize the new look, since the church will have a pristine pulpit, projector screens, a new baptismal pool, and wireless microphones.
"We are a church that is big enough to accommodate, but small enough to appreciate, and I am ecstatic that God is doing a new thing with this house of worship," says the Pastor.
After revamping a new refuge for his congregation, Pastor Thomas' goal is to transform the lot into a faith campus for the community. Putting the pieces back together from what Sandy tore down...One brick at a time.
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