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Local Tallahassee Church Plans To Rebuild After Fire Destroys Sanctuary

greater miracle temple plans to rebuild
Posted at 10:14 PM, Jul 11, 2015
and last updated 2015-07-11 22:14:00-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL)-- In June, a predominately black church in Tallahassee was completely destroyed by a fire. On Saturday, members of the congregation and community came together to reflect and figure out how to move forward. 

Greater Miracle Temple was 1 of 7 churches burned last month following the deadly shooting of 9 people at a black church in South Carolina. However, investigators ruled the fire at Greater Miracle an accident, citing an electrical shortage after a tree fell on the building during a storm.

The fire caused more than $700,000 in damages. Now the community is looking to rebuild. 

The building itself, my father and I and some of the other saints we built the church from the ground up. So a lot of emotion goes along with the building being destroyed and burnt. So we want to give closure to our people and let them know that we will building a greater and new sanctuary for the peoples of God," said Pastor Jacob Henderson.

Fellow members of the faith-based community showed up for the event and offered prayer and words of reflection.