Petal, Miss. - A tornado destroyed a local church three years ago and pretty soon, Pastor Rev. Carl Burkett, will have his first service at the newly constructed Mount Vernon Missionary Baptist Church.
Burkett said "I pray that we won't ever have to do it again. But the joy is that our membership, we stuck together and here we are. And the Lord has blessed us and we're all together and we came through the storm. It really was an inspiration to know that people really care. You never know what people mean to you, until you really need them."
Mount Vernon Baptist Church will reopen and have its first service on Feb. 7 at 2:30 p.m., but Burkett said people will be out in time to watch the Super Bowl.