More than a thousand people filled the
The church’s senior pastor, William E. Flippin, Sr., led the crowd in a ceremonial walk from the building where they worshipped for the last time to the church’s newly built sanctuary.Flippin recalled the church’s humble beginnings a century ago.
“God has brought us from a three-room house with a pot-bellied stove for heat to a magnificent tabernacle for God with more than 30,000 square feet for us to build on,” said Flippin, who oversees a congregation of about 7,000. “To all of our members and friends who have sacrificed your time, your talents, and your dedication to
bring this vision to fruition—I give you my deepest and sincerest gratitude and I pray God’s blessings upon you.”
Local leaders and politicians who joined Pastor Flippin on