First Hispanic Baptist Church suffers steeple damage from storms

20140610_081041_RGBStrong thunderstorms the evening of June 9 left the steeple barely dangling from the roof of First Hispanic Baptist Church, the mission church of First Baptist Church, Athens.

First Hispanic Baptist Church, led by Pastor Raul Tovar, has been meeting in its building on North Madison Street in Athens for about 12 years, said Keith Smyser, minister of education and administration for First, Athens.

Smyser noted the damage, which was caused by severe thunderstorms in the area, most likely occurred sometime between 8 and 10 p.m.

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