Bulletin: Storms severely damage churches in LaGrange

A suspected tornado destroyed a pavilion and seriously damaged the main building at the new property of First Baptist Church in LaGrange. (Screen capture from video on First Baptist LaGrange Facebook page)

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LAGRANGE—Storms that swept through Fayette County on May 3 seriously damaged two LaGrange churches.

Justin Lopez, discipleship pastor at First Baptist Church in LaGrange, reported his church’s new property was hit by a tornado.

In a video posted on the church’s Facebook page, Lopez reported “significant damage” to the property from a tornado. The video showed a pavilion destroyed by the high winds, as well as major roof and water damage to the church’s main building.

No church personnel were at the property when the storm hit.

FOX 7 from Austin reported a possible tornado damaged Mt. Zion Baptist Church, a historic African-American congregation in LaGrange.

The Baptist Standard will continue to provide additional updated information as it becomes available.

 

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