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North Tulsa church rebuilding years after tornado

Posted at 6:39 PM, Aug 08, 2018
and last updated 2018-08-08 20:29:39-04

TULSA -- A North Tulsa church is finally seeing signs of life after a tornado destroyed their building more than two years ago.

The St. Paul A.M.E. church is now an empty slab at 46th street and Hartford Avenue.

After that tornado swept through the area in March of 2016, the members temporarily moved into Vernon A.M.E. to continue their services.

Finally, after two years they met with a contractor and are working on the designs for a brand new building of their own.

This is their first sign of progress since that devastation.

"People are standing behind us right now who want to see our church back here, and we hope the neighborhood is going to stand behind us as we get our church back on the ground," said Helen Carter Horn, member of St. Paul.

They plan on breaking ground at the same location as their old church in September. They hope to open before the holidays.

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