Tornado Deals First Baptist Church A Devastating Blow

First Baptist Church of La Grange suffered a bigger setback than initially thought when the tornado last Friday struck the Church’s future home west of La Grange.

Justin Lopez, the church’s interim lead pastor, said the storm twisted some structural metal in the large Discipleship Building that was nearing completion on the property.

“We’re going to have to get an engineer to take a look at it and see if we can continue construction or if we’ll have to start over,” Lopez said.

The storm blew out the siding on the southwest corner of the building. Workers had just finished installing drop ceilings throughout the building when tornado struck. After it passed, it left a jumbled mess of ceiling tiles, frame pieces, lighting fixtures and pink insulation dangling throughout.


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