SUTHERLAND SPRINGS, Texas (AP) - A South Texas church where more than two dozen died when a gunman entered a Sunday service and opened fire now plans to build a new sanctuary complex. Pastor Frank Pomery is hoping for a new start for his congregation.
Pastor Pomeroy of First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs, southeast of San Antonio, announced the $3 million project planned for just north of the present sanctuary, which has been turned into a memorial to those killed in last November's church shooting.
The pastor says just as Easter marked the Resurrection fundamental to Christian belief, the new project will serve as a "resurrection" for his congregation.
Pomeroy's 14-year-old daughter was among those killed by Devin Kelley, who killed himself after he was wounded by pursuers just after the attack.