Phil Campbell’s Mountain View Baptist dedicates buildingcomment (0)
August 8, 2013
Members of Mountain View Baptist Church, Phil Campbell, will never forget the devastation they suffered April 27, 2011, when one of the many tornadoes that trampled the state that day smashed their beloved church building.
But now they have new memories.
Following two years and three months worth of decision-making, planning and construction, Mountain View Baptist’s new building is in use.
On July 14, members “crossed over” from the temporary worship and education mobile chapels provided by the Alabama Baptist State Board of Missions to the new building. They held their first worship service in the new building July 21, and the dedication service was July 28. Representatives from three state Baptist entities and Builders for Christ, the group that constructed the majority of the building during the summer of 2012, were present for the dedication service.
Pastor Sammy Taylor told the nearly 400 people in attendance that Mountain View Baptist is “rebuilt and ready to stand.”
“God’s plan was for us to rebuild and His people said, ‘Yes,’ and here we are,” Taylor said.
Reading from 1 Corinthians 16:13, Taylor challenged members to keep watch now that the new building is completed. “We dedicate ourselves to be alert, stand fast and be courageous.”