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Fire from lightning strike devastates Roseville church

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ROSEVILLE, Mich. (WJBK) - A raging fire happens in Roseville when, of all places to be struck, lightning hit the steeple of the New Life Church of God in Christ.

Pastor Darrell Moore and his family are devastated.

"I got here and I found out I really didn't have a church anymore, " he said.
Moore was attending a Sunday evening service at another church, when a member of new life called him repeatedly.  When he finally answered, it was bad news.

"The fire department was here, there was water everywhere," said Mary Moore, mother of Darrell. "It was raining, thundering and lightning. Kind of scary."

"It hurts. It hurts, but we will get through this. We will get through this."

Pastor Moore is finding comfort in the fact that nobody was hurt - the last service at his church had been Sunday morning.

"No one was in the building, no one got hurt," he said. "That's the blessing in all of this. You can always rebuild but you cannot replace a life. We do thank God for that."

But almost everything is gone.

"The old church bell, we will rebuild," he said.

"We're going to get through this and we're going to come out better."
He is relying on his faith  - now more than ever.

"That's all I have left - I just don't believe the Lord brought me this far to leave me now."

A fund has been set up to help with the rebuilding effort of the New Life Church of God in Christ
Donations can be made at TCF Bank to: New Life Church on Blair Street
Church is located at 25397 Blair in Roseville

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