Only days before kicking off the start of a celebration to mark its 90th year as a place of worship, Baytown’s Mt. Calvary Baptist Church collapsed, leaving a caved roof and gaping hole in the sanctuary and scattered bricks and boards alongside the church exterior. Church leaders say the collapse mimicked a bomb site. Yet, they also found a ray of hope.
“The beautiful steeple of the church is still intact, and this leads us to believe that God is saying, ‘I’m still here’,” Mt. Calvary Pastor Raphael Montgomery said.