AUGUSTA, GA (WFXG) - The Richmond County Sheriff’s Office and Augusta Fire Department are still investigating a fire at a local Augusta church. Authorities received a call around 10:30 a.m. that Windsor Heights Baptist Church was on fire.
The church is located at 3494 Bullock Ave. Fire fighters said the fire quickly spread. FOX 54 had a reporter on scene. It took hours to get the fire out.
No one was physically injured, but members of the congregation were upset to see the church crumble. Roger Tomlin Jr., who grew up going to the church, said, “I got down here as soon as I could just to see it because this was a big part of my life growing up.”
Although the building will need repairs, Tomlin and others are at peace with the situation. He said, “The memories are inside us so we’ll always have those no matter what.” Pastor William Lassiter added, “We don’t know right yet what we’re going to do, but we know one thing: God’s in control and He’s leading us every step of the way.”
In the meantime, the congregation will be worshiping at New Heights Baptist Church in Martinez.