Nashville church loses roof to tornado (Updated)
Update: News Channel 5 in Nashville details the Smith Springs Church of Christ’s Sunday worship after the tornado.
A Feb. 24 tornado tore away sections of the roof of the Smith Springs Church of Christ in Nashville, Tenn.
The Tennessean reports:
The tornado’s path included adjacent churches on Smith Springs Road — Smith Springs Church of Christ and Priest Lake Presbyterian.
“I live five minutes away and we didn’t lose power,” Smith Springs Church of Christ Minister Tim Alexander said while standing in a sanctuary without most of the roof as members rallied to make temporary repairs Friday morning.
“It’s like seeing your home damaged,” church member Leesa Fields said. “But we’ll survive. We’re a tough church.”
Member Terry Wright was optimistic about both congregations.
“God is going to bless this church, the one next door and this community. This is a building. The church is the people.”
Both churches plan to rebuild. The Church of Christ probably will meet at another location Sunday, “but we will meet,” Alexander said.
A note on the church’s website:
Thanks to all who have prayed for our church and given so much time in the clean-up efforts already. It is often easy to praise God when things are going great and easy. But, a true test of faith is how you glorify God when things seem not so great and not so easy. God will be glorified in this.
Continue to pray as we work and wait to see what is to come of the precious building that has been a home to many Christians for many years.