Tornado takes out Mississippi church, baptism still takes place the next day - Church members watch as student pastor Craig Blaylock, left, baptizes a church member at the First Pentecostal Church in Columbus, Miss., Sunday morning, Feb. 24, 2019. The church, in the background, was destroyed by a tornado Saturday afternoon, but church members opted to go ahead with the baptisms as planned. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)

Tornado takes out Mississippi church, baptism still takes place the next day

Tornado takes out Mississippi church, baptism still takes place the next day – A tornado destroyed the First Pentecostal Church in Columbus, MS. The tornado blew the walls and roof off the building. However, the church pews stayed in tact. No one was inside the church at the time of the tornado either.

Tornado takes out Mississippi church, baptism still takes place the next day - Church members watch as student pastor Craig Blaylock, left, baptizes a church member at the First Pentecostal Church in Columbus, Miss., Sunday morning, Feb. 24, 2019. The church, in the background, was destroyed by a tornado Saturday afternoon, but church members opted to go ahead with the baptisms as planned. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)
Church members watch as student pastor Craig Blaylock, left, baptizes a church member at the First Pentecostal Church in Columbus, Miss., Sunday morning, Feb. 24, 2019. The church, in the background, was destroyed by a tornado Saturday afternoon, but church members opted to go ahead with the baptisms as planned. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)

Tornadoes stuck Saturday night, February 23, 2019.

“I don’t know what God’s plan is, I always know it’s gonna work together for our good,” Blaylock said Sunday morning as his congregation met outside of the rubble for a baptism service that brought the 61-year-old pastor to tears.

Steve Blaylock, Pastor First Pentecostal Church

Blaylock said that Sunday morning as his congregation met outside of the rubble of the church, where they still conducted a baptism. That even brought tears to the pastor.

Nine people were baptized that Sunday morning of the 24th, where maybe 100 people showed up.

There are plans to rebuild.

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