Fire consumes Clayridge Baptist but congregation, community rally together to help in cleanup

CLAY, Ala. (TAB) — In the early morning hours of July 5, Clayridge Baptist Church, Clay, was set ablaze by what was thought to have been caused by an electrical issue. Pastor Ron Hudgens said the building sustained heavy smoke damage from the fire, with the damage to the sanctuary the most severe. The congregation met the next day for Sunday services outside on the church’s property and will continue to do so until a mobile unit, provided by the Alabama Baptist State Board of Missions, is delivered. At press time Hudgens said evaluation and initial cleanup stages were underway. He noted that several volunteers from the area have helped in cleanup and in many other ways.

Look for a full coverage of this story in the July 17 issue of The Alabama Baptist.

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