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Church Looks Forward To New Home In New Year

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by Jason Lamb

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – One Middle Tennessee church spent this Christmas looking forward to a new place to call home after a fire destroyed their old church nearly a year ago.

Pastor Bryan Russell of the Bell Road Church of the Nazarene said they plan to break ground on a new church at the same location in about three weeks.

In January, a short in an electric heater caused a fire that burned down the church.

Since then their membership has grown while using a temporary church for worship.

The pastor said the fire has taught his congregation to focus on the things they have rather than the things they don't.

"The building is not the church," said Russell. "The church is the people, and even though we lost the building, we didn't lose the church, it continues to go forward."

The pastor said he hopes to hold his first service in his new Church in about half a year from now.

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