CENTER POINT, Ala. (WBRC) - UPDATE: The Pastor of Greater Grace Missionary Baptist Church, a church that burned on Friday. Nov. 20, found a way to turn a negative situation into a positive one.
Pastor Lawrence Jackson plans to serve a Thanksgiving meal to 150 people. “I am so thankful to still be in a position to bless people considering all that has happened,” Jackson said.
The dinner is Tuesday at 3pm at Zaties restaurant located at 1805 Center Point Parkway. The first 150 people will be served free of charge.
Fire destroyed Greater Grace Church. Many of the donations that church members collect throughout the year to give out to community members, shelters and partner organizations were inside.
ORIGINAL: A fire started in a church in Center Point Friday before noon.
Greater Grace Baptist Church is located in the 200 Block of 20th Avenue Northeast. Center Point firefighters confirm there is a structural collapse in the church.
No one was hurt in the fire.
Birmingham Fire Rescue helped Center Point Fire fight the fire. Firefighters asked people to stay clear of the area.
If you want to donate to help them recover, Pastor Lawrence Jackson says you can donate through Cash App at $thanku4sowing.