After two destroyed buildings, Greater Faith Church built back better

Greater Faith Church has needed a whole lot of its namesake over the years, but this month the congregation is celebrating after overcoming their latest struggle.

Like so many others, Greater Faith suffered a major loss on April 27, 2011, when it was located in Alberta.

Instead of rebuilding there, the members found a home in Moundville. But then came another tornado outbreak in March 2021. The church’s second home wound up badly damaged.

Pastor David Evans said that’s when he knew it was time. Not to give up, but to rebuild. This time, the church put down roots on the outskirts of Moundville.

“I don’t think I can put it into words to express how the city came out to support us,” Evans said. “The mayor, the different municipalities, the different high schools and principals; it is evident that this church is here for the good of the community and I am just overwhelmed.”

Last week, Greater Faith Church leaders cut the ribbon on the new sanctuary and offered attendees a tour of the beautiful new building.

Evans said he believes this new church will be an important place for anyone looking for a spiritual home.

“The one word I can say is ‘legacy,’ ” Evans said. “That this is going to live far beyond my lifetime, your lifetime, and it will be passed on to your children, my children. They’ll have a place to call home, to learn about Jesus Christ, to learn about how we’re supposed to love one another and let that pass and resonate through the generations to come.”

Evans is encouraging everyone to attend their first worship service at the new Greater Faith Church, happening Sunday, May 1, at 11 a.m.

The church is located at 16357 Alabama Highway 69 South in Moundville.

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