Currie church devastated by Matthew holds re-dedication ceremony
CURRIE, NC (WWAY) – It was one of the many casualties from Hurricane Matthew, but tonight the doors of Bethlehem Baptist are back open.
The list is too long of groups who made the restoration possible for the church. It was a wash out following the October 2016 storm.
The Cape Fear Network of Baptist Churches along with Wrightsville Beach Baptist and others spent months restoring the historic church.
The Wilmington Baptist Association, Quinn McGowan Funeral Home and the N.C. Baptist Men are among other groups that helped the church. This is all due to the fact that the church had no flood insurance at the time of the storm.
Bethlehem Baptist Church is one of Pender County’s oldest, believed to date back to 1800. Records show the church was active by 1835, and the current building was built in 1850.
The church held its re-dedication ceremony this evening and no doubt plans to continue to serve the neighbors there along the Black River.
Below are some images of the re-dedication.