DICKINSON, Texas — A Dickinson church will now have to rebuild after a fire tore through their building Friday morning.
Fortunately, no one was injured, but a large part of Faith Lutheran Church was destroyed, leaving the congregation to worship elsewhere.
“We tried to get a pretty good knock on it. Had a lot of fire. Heavy, heavy fire," said Dickinson Fire Chief Keith Morgan. "It's my mother's church and family."
It's more than just a physical loss for many, including some of the fire crews. The cause of the fire has yet to be determined
"We’re okay. Nobody’s hurt,” said church member and volunteer Susan Leining.
While the offices, the library and classrooms were destroyed, the actual church sanctuary was spared from the fire but was still inundated with smoke and water.
As for the church services, they'll have to move to a new home. Luckily, one has already been found with a neighboring Episcopal church.
"During Harvey, they took us in," Leining said. "So, they offered to take us in again."
The church was flooded with several feet of water during Hurricane Harvey. Just a few years later, they have to rebuild once again.
"There’s nothing we can do about it. And we can wallow in self-pity or get your head out of the shell and keep moving forward.”
A member for 40 years, Leining was there when the church got through Harvey. She said they'll get through this too.
"The church is not a building. It's the people," she said. "All the people that have come by today, that's what we've kind of talked about, is that we're the people of the church, the church is not all we need. We can make this happen."