Warrior Creek opens doors to new sanctuary less than a year after fire

Pastor Darryl Ross said the revival his church held in mid-July is one for the history books.

The church was packed for a whole week, day and night. A guest evangelist came to speak, but he only managed to get in five of the 10 sermons — “That’s all he got to preach,” Ross said, because preachers in the church jumped in for the other five.

“It’s been great. We saw miracles this week,” Ross said. “We saw people come back to the Lord who had been walking contrary and we saw other great things happen. It was a fun week to be at church.”

But what made it extra fun was this — on the Sunday the revival began, Ross’ church, Warrior Creek Baptist, Holly Pond, opened the doors to its new sanctuary for the first time. That miracle happened less than a year after the church lost its sanctuary to fire. 

The new building, which is completely paid off, is as close to the original as they could get, with some extra space. They expanded their seating capacity to around 250 and added 12 Sunday School rooms in the building.

‘Unbelievable’

“It’s unbelievable,” Ross said. “There just aren’t words.”

The church will also break ground soon on a new fellowship hall building, something that will bring back an important Warrior Creek tradition — the every-third-Sunday lunch.

“That’s been a big miss for us,” Ross said. “We love being together.”

But it hasn’t stopped them from being a close-knit congregation that’s expecting great things from God, he said. 

“We’re just family. God’s just doing a miracle here. You have to come see it for yourself.” (Grace Thornton)

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