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Church plans to rebuild after devastation of shrine collapse | Way of life

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Just days before the start of a celebration marking its 90th anniversary as a place of worship, Baytown’s Mount Calvary Baptist Church collapsed, leaving a collapsed roof and a gaping hole in the sanctuary and bricks and planks scattered along the exterior of the church. Church leaders say the collapse mimicked a bomb site. Yet, they also found a silver lining.

“The magnificent steeple of the church is still intact, and that leads us to believe that God said, ‘I’m still here,’” said Mount Calvary pastor Raphael Montgomery.

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