Steeple Back On Church Two Months After Tornado

April 18, 2008

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Exactly two months to the day after a tornado ripped the steeple from Highland Baptist Church in Molino, church members gathered Thursday to watch a new steeple once again top the church.

About three dozen Highland members, both adults and children, gathered in the church parking lot to witness a steeple on the church once again reaching toward the heavens.

“It’s just like what Jesus said,” said Highland Pastor Brian Calhoun, “that when the Son of Man is lifted up, I’ll draw all men to You.”

“The empty cross at the top of the new steeple tells us that there is hope in the cross of Christ,” Calhoun said.

Back on February 17, as the tornado destroyed homes in the Crest Lane area and then ripped he steeple off the church, slamming it into cars in the parking lot as 125 worshipers inside Highland took cover in the church fellowship hall.

The new steeple is exactly the same size as the old steeple, and it weighs in at 1,240 pounds.

“I think it’s great that it is back,” Calhoun said.

For a complete photo gallery of the steeple installation Thursday at Highland Baptist Church in Molino, click here.

NorthEscambia.com exclusive photos, click to enlarge.

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