manhatten-church.jpgToday, the Peace Baptist Church will hear the familiar story of Easter resurrection and rebirth.

And, rising again is something the 150-member congregation knows a thing or two about. Last spring, the church’s longtime home, a massive Classic Revival building, was consumed by fire, but soon members will break ground on a new building and begin with earnest to live the Easter message.

“God has shaken us,” said the Prince of Peace’s pastor for the past 18 years. “We have a greater awareness of our purpose.” He envisions more neighborhood outreach – more work with struggling families, more direct assistance in neighborhood schools.

(Read their story in the Philadelphia Inquirer)

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