Louisiana State Fire Marshal photo
ST. LANDRY PARISH, La. (BP) -- Bert Langley lives just two miles from Mount Pleasant Baptist Church, the latest building destroyed in a series of fires at black Baptist churches in St. Landry Parish, La.
Langley, director of missions at Acadia Baptist Association (ABA), drove to the church site looking for pastor Gerald Toussaint who, according to news reports, works full-time as a truck driver. Langley found only a fire marshal surveying the remains of the church, which is said to be more than a century old. Read More