Church member Genie Young said, “The Lord makes good out of everything that happens in our lives and I’m looking forward to what’s next what he is going to do.”
That same Sunday evening, in Fort Mill, South Carolina, Unity Presbyterian Church also caught fire. Again, no one reported any injuries. The fire mainly damaged the offices and classrooms behind the sanctuary, resulting in minimal harm to the sanctuary itself. The cause of the fire has yet to be determined.
Both church members and members of the community used Unity Presbyterian’s facilities for various purposes. In a Facebook post, interim senior minister Mark Diehl asked people, “Please direct your prayers to the first responders and to those for whom these buildings hold so many memories of faith and life.”