Alberta City Church of God gets new name and new location after

Alberta City Church of God gets new name and new location after rebuilding

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The new 16,000 square foot building houses the sanctuary and all other activities. Source: WBRC video The new 16,000 square foot building houses the sanctuary and all other activities. Source: WBRC video
The original church was 4,500 square feet. Source: WBRC video The original church was 4,500 square feet. Source: WBRC video
TUSCALOOSA, AL (WBRC) -

The Alberta City Church of God was destroyed during the April 27, 2011 tornado. Three years later, it has been rebuilt with a new name at a new location. It is now known as the LifePointe Church of God in Cottondale just off Highway 11.

"What God has blessed us with is beyond our imagination," Pastor Jeremy Griffith said.

Sitting inside his brand new church, Pastor Jeremy Griffith tells FOX6 his congregation wanted a fresh start after the tornado.

"We wanted to relaunch and turn a new page. Still the same traditional morals. Same church but we're just moving to a new place, a new time, a new season," Griffith said.

The original church in Alberta was 4,500 square feet. Now everything is under one roof inside a 16,000 square foot facility. Griffith and his parishioners spent three years in and out of temporary buildings until their new church was complete.

LifePointe Church of God now has a handful of different ministries including a children's church. And its congregation went from dozens to hundreds of people.

"I'm excited what the future holds for LifePointe Church of God because the sky is the limit. When you have people who are excited about Jesus and say its all about Jesus..I'm excited to be apart of that," Griffith added.

So far, LifePointe has held a handful of services. But this coming Sunday starts a month-long dedication to welcome it to its new community. And believe it or not, the church is growing so much, Pastor Griffith is thinking about adding a lot more space.

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