|Updated: 6/10/2012 11:00 am
||Published: 6/09/2012 5:52 pm
LITTLE ROCK, AR -- The new Mount Pilgrim Baptist Church has four walls and roof, but nothing more.
"We got plumbing that we must finish and basically the entire inside that needs to be completed," said Pastor James Hayes.
But the church needs $12,000 to finish construction. Therefore Saturday, members held a barbecue fundraiser.
"So we can move back home and we can start worshipping back in that building," said Hayes.
Since a storm destroyed the old church in April 2011, members have been worshipping at another location.
"But we all are ready to go back home. So we need the support to get that done," said Hayes.
Even though members volunteered time Saturday, the fundraiser was actually planned by a non-member. Pat credit says a personal conviction is the reason why she gives her time.
"I called everyone I knew to give us a donation and I got this training for my momma," said Credit.