Posted on January 17, 2010 at 8:35 PM
TYLER, Texas -- Much of a Baptist church in Tyler has been destroyed by a fire.
Kelly Shirley, acting district chief with the city’s fire department, says the cause has not yet been determined for the Saturday evening fire, which appears to have started in the sanctuary.
Tyland Baptist Church Pastor David Mahfood tells the Tyler Morning Telegraph, “I’m heartbroken for the people, but I’m very grateful no one was hurt.”
He says about 120 typically attend the church on Sundays.