Ashes to joy: Church enjoys a ‘fresh start’

By Carla Hinton Religion Editor chinton@oklahoman.comThe Rev. Johnny Moore said he couldn't stop weeping in the early morning hours Sunday as he prepared for one of the most memorable days of his life.
In a full-scale celebration they had anticipated for four years, Moore and members of Harrison Bethel Baptist Church dedicated their new house of worship Sunday in a rural area of northeast Oklahoma City.
The former church building at 6300 NE 71 burned down when wildfires swept through the area in 2011.
The new building, constructed on the same property, drew about 250 church members, guests and friends Sunday as Moore, the church's senior pastor, shared his congregation's testimony of faith.
He said the new church building represented “a new birth, a fresh start” of sorts.
“To me, it's such an exciting moment after four years to be able to come home and worship in a new building,” he said.Read more on NewsOK.com

By Carla Hinton Religion Editor chinton@oklahoman.com

The Rev. Johnny Moore said he couldn't stop weeping in the early morning hours Sunday as he prepared for one of the most memorable days of his life.

In a full-scale celebration they had anticipated for four years, Moore and members of Harrison Bethel Baptist Church dedicated their new house of worship Sunday in a rural area of northeast Oklahoma City.

The former church building at 6300 NE 71 burned down when wildfires swept through the area in 2011.

The new building, constructed on the same property, drew about 250 church members, guests and friends Sunday as Moore, the church's senior pastor, shared his congregation's testimony of faith.

He said the new church building represented “a new birth, a fresh start” of sorts.

“To me, it's such an exciting moment after four years to be able to come home and worship in a new building,” he said.
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