By Fred L. Jones, Jr.
Eagle Staff Writer
On May 7th the roof collapsed at Calvary Baptist Church in Sapulpa. It is not known yet if winds damage or another natural act that caused the damage to the edaphus, but these kinds of natural acts often occur from damaging wind gust. Damaging winds are classified as those exceeding 50-60 mph. Damage from severe thunderstorm winds account for half of all severe reports in the lower 48 states and is more common than damage from tornadoes. Wind speeds or gust can reach up to 100 mph this may have very well occurred at Calvary.
Calvary Baptist Church’s Pastor Scott Gordon said he received a call from one of the church trustees that saw a major indention in the roof, he then proceeded to the church to assess the damage.
Pastor Gordon stated, “I then called the insurance adjuster which listed the claim, they then had me to call the restoration company he and I then walked the sanctuary to access internal damages. Thank God for the restoration company’s professionalism because he sensed something and told me we needed to get out of the building, it was not safe, then as we walked out side and I proceeded to contact the insurance company and literally as I was on the phone with them roof collapsed some more and damaged the sanctuary.”
Pastor Gordon went on to say that, “I’m so proud of my members they have come together so strong, we are currently waiting on the building engineers to tell us which parts of the building we can access, so we can determine if we will hold our weekly services or use a temporary location until our building is repaired.”
Pastor Gordon is standing strong in his faith telling his membership that “God is with us, and we shall rebuild.”
If you would like to assist Calvary Baptist Church in rebuilding, simply call the church at 918-224-1167 or visit their website at www.calvarybaptistchurchsapulpa.com or you can mail donations to Calvary Baptist, 412 N 7th Sapulpa, Oklahoma 74066.