First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs will build a new sanctuary and community center. The announcement Tuesday by church officials comes nearly five months after a gunman killed over two dozen people during a Sunday church service in November. The new buildings are expected to be completed by next spring.
First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs is more than a church for many residents: It’s a place many marked life’s major events. That was the case for Lagena Garcia, who lives just a block away from the church.