Columbus church begins rebuilding after tornado

A longtime place of worship was destroyed during the weekend's tornado in Columbus.

Posted: Feb 25, 2019 8:20 PM
Updated: Feb 26, 2019 1:07 PM

COLUMBUS, Miss. (WTVA) - A longtime place of worship was destroyed during the weekend's tornado in Columbus.

First Pentecostal Church has been serving the community for approximately 40 years 

First Pentecostal Church on Tuscaloosa Road in Columbus

First Pentecostal Church on Tuscaloosa Road in Columbus

Parts of the church were scattered around town and could be seen at least three miles down the road.

“I’m speechless. I started crying. I got so emotional," said Pastor Steve Blaylock.

The church is waiting to hear back from an insurance adjuster to see what the next call-to-action will be.

You can see Xavier Harris' report in the video player above.

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