SUTHERLAND SPRINGS, Texas - More than 18 months after an unspeakable tragedy, the First Baptist Church of Sutherland Springs will celebrate a redemptive triumph Sunday.
The church will hold a dedication to mark the opening of its new worship center starting at 11 a.m., which will officially culminate a fundraising and construction project initiated after a shooting at the previous worship center on Nov. 5, 2017.
On that day, 26 people were killed and 20 others injured when a gunman opened fire in the church during a Sunday service.
The new worship center will feature two towers, one for the church bell and the other for a prayer space.
A memorial room honoring the 26 victims also has been built.
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