Three years ago, the historic Little Zorah Missionary Baptist Church burned to the ground.
Today, a ribbon was cut on a new building on the site.
The original wooden frame building was built in 1887, as a black church. Little Zorah had been in it for about 60 years at the time of the fire. Here’s what it looked like after the fire:
Shelby Green Jr., senior deacon with the church, said the congregation has worked hard to open the new building.
“We’re out here to do a ribbon cutting for the work we’ve done to get our new church built,” Green said. “We like to see people come to Christ, we like to see the children, especially, in the neighborhood be brought up in a Christian environment.”
There was a large crowd, and Green said that was gratifying.
“It’s a great feeling,” he said of the crowd. “That’s one of the things I wish for, that more people would come to Christ.”