South Mpls. Church Destroyed by Fire to be Rebuilt

Updated: 11/22/2012 7:22 PM By: Mitch Pittman


Ever since their church was destroyed by flames six months ago, good news has been hard to come by for the congregation of the Walker Community United Methodist Church in South Minneapolis.

The century old church was brought down by lightning on Memorial Day, but the community has rallied and they're now raising money to rebuild on the same land. The church submitted its plans to the city earlier in the week.

"That's one of the things I'm definitely thankful for this Thanksgiving day, is that hopefully in a couple month's time we'll be able to raise enough money to be back in ministry here in the Powderhorn neighborhood," said Rev. Walter Lockhart.

One donor is even matching gifts 10-1 to give up to $1,000,000. They hope to have a new church built within the next year.

If you want to help the church, you can learn more here.