Pike County congregation worshiping despite destroyed church building

By: Laura Beranek Email
By: Laura Beranek Email

PIKE COUNTY, Ky. (WYMT) A Pike County church caught fire last month.

Since then, the Yeager Church of Christ has remained in ashes.

"It was just a dreadful looking site," said minister Clyde Stiltner, "By the time we got down here, it was almost gone."

Sunday, the congregation reunited for the first time since the blaze.

"It felt good that we could be with our brothers and sisters up here," said minister Phillip Rogers.

Their worship services were held just feet from the debris, under a tent donated by Lucas & Sons, and on chairs donated from the Shelbiana Fire Department.

"The building was just a building that we worshiped in," said Stiltner, "We could replace that but we couldn't replace the people if something happened to them."

Continuing to praise and give thanks, even through difficult times.

"The building being lost is a hindrance," said Rogers, "But it'll be one that we hope will be overcome."

"We've gotta keep our eye on the goal," said Stiltner,"Which is heaven."

The church is accepting donations for the rebuild. You may take donations to Yeager Church of Christ, 859 Little Creek Rd., Pikeville, KY 41501.

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