Speech to Text for Columbus church members say they are stronger than the storm
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back on february 23rd, the first pentecostal church of columbus was destroyed by a tornado. but despite that, the church will hold a service there,outside, on easter sunday . wtva's wayne hereford spoke with the pastor this afternoon about their recovery. pastor steve blaylock of first pentecostal church in columbus was not sad this afternoon because he's looking forward to rebuilding his church which had stood on its present location for 23 years. he says its a testament that storms can take away property but not spirits. than the storm ." "that was the first picture that we saw when we turned on the driveway there on that saturday night right after the storm hit." from a make-shift office near where the old church used to be ,pastor steve blaylock remembered the shock of seeing his beloved first pentecostal church destroyed. he still has the pictures. "this is where he started tearing it down. that's what's left of the sanctuary right there." but the pentecostal pastor says his spirit along with the spirits of his congregation of about a hundred or so, is still optimistic. they plan to have church right on the slab of the old one sunday morning just like always. " now that we're projecting for the future,we're projecting growth, we're projecting a new building, that gives us a lot of hope." in other words, they are stronger than the storm "sunday afterwards we had a baptism and we carried on as if nothing happened. we just like to let everybody know we're stronger than the storm." pastor blaylock says his church is renting a building right now . but they will soon begin the work of rebuilding right on the same spot. reporting live from columbus wayne hereford wtva nine news. and yesterday's