Fire badly damages Albertville church

Fire badly damages Albertville church

ALBERTVILLE, AL (WAFF) - A large fire broke out at Lifepoint Church in Albertville Thursday night.

Albertville firefighters say it started around 8:30 p.m. When they arrived, there were heavy flames in the youth building.

“So everyone is actually optimistic. Its sad. It is a sad thing, I have two boys that grew up in that building that burnt down. There is an element that is sad, but at the end of the day that is just two by fours, siding, metal roofing. There is a lot of optimism,” said Matt Brooks, Church Pastor of Lifepoint Church in Albertville.

Pastor Brooks says he found out on social media, then his phone started ringing.

"I’m so thankful that where something like this happens there’s an incredible outpouring of love and support already and people asking what they can do to help.

Large fire partially destroys Albertville church

Most of all I want people to know God is in control we’re excited about what this means, we’re excited about finding out what’s God’s plan in that,” said Brooks.

Authorities said the roof collapsed and the building is a total loss. No one was inside and there were no injuries. The cause of the fire is under investigation.

Lifepoint will hold church on Sunday, February 10 at the Albertville Fine Arts Center on 402 E. McCoord Ave in Albertville at 10 a.m.

“I’m convinced in the sovereignty of God, I believe that he’s in control, I don’t believe he’s less in control when these things happen. Also, I don’t feel like the church is brick and mortar. It’s a movement, not a monument, we’ve taught our people for almost 13 years that 700 life point is not the church, the church is made up of people with a common agenda,” said Brooks.

Our news partners at The Advertiser-Gleam posted photos.

CHURCH FIRE. LifePoint Church in Albertville is on fire tonight (Thursday). It appears to be primarily in the education...

Posted by The Advertiser-Gleam on Thursday, February 7, 2019

“I’m so thankful that where something like this happens there’s an incredible outpouring of love and support already and people asking what they can do to help. Most of all I want people to know God is in control we’re excited about what this means, we’re excited about finding out what’s God’s plan in that,” said Brooks.

The State Fire Marshal’s Office and Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives are assisting in the investigation.

Copyright 2019 WAFF. All rights reserved.