Wilmington church replaces steeple damaged in Hurricane Florence

Wilmington church replaces steeple damaged in Hurricane Florence

WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) - During Hurricane Florence, a big gust of wind knocked over the steeple at Covenant Church and sent it flying yards away.

On Wednesday, the church community came out to watch as crews put the steeple back on top of the church.

“We’re so excited to have our steeple back up, especially just in time for Easter Sunday,” said Pastor Jaime Mendez. “This project was on the backlog for a bit because we wanted to make sure that the families in our church and our community got the help they needed first.”

The steeple had been laying on the lawn beside the building. It took a large crane to put the steeple back up Wednesday morning with crews starting at 8 a.m.

“Looking at the steeple back on top of the church is a true visual of God’s blessing,” said Mendez.

The pastor said having the steeple back up is another sign of the church moving forward after the devastation from Florence.

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