Volunteers Rebuilding The Cherry Grove Baptist Church


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LIMESTONE COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) – A pivotal moment today for a Limestone County church family. The Cherry Grove Missionary Baptist Church burned to the ground just more than a year ago. Efforts are now underway to rebuild what had been the centerstone of the community for more than a hundred years. And this morning, the first wall was raised.

It was January of last year. During the pre-dawn hours, firefighters rushed to the Cherry Grove Missionary Baptist Church in rural Limestone County. But there was nothing they could do. The hundred and ten year old building that had served generations in that community as both a church and at one time as a school, was gone. Pastor Chris Pirtle vowed even then the church would go on.

Fast forward a year and there’s a new foundation where the old church stood. It’s covered with volunteers from across…

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