Jim McMechan, left, of Baxter Springs, Kan. gives a bottle of water to Derek Kaed, who was taking a break from clean-up in Franklin, Kan. McMechan is pastor of Fellowship Baptist Church. Southern Baptists from Kansas and Nebraska are providing assistance to residents of the community following a May 4 tornado. Photo by Randy Cowling
OKLAHOMA CITY (BP)--A series of twisters ripped across 35 miles of central Oklahoma May 8, damaging hundreds of houses and buildings, injuring more than 100 people and prompting response by Southern Baptist Disaster Relief units.
At least two Southern Baptist church campuses were damaged, one severely. Gloria McCreary, wife of the pastor at Trinity Baptist Church in Moore, Okla., said the church building "is pretty much destroyed. We're not going to be able to have services there. Of course, we don't have the assessment on it yet."