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CAOG Pastor - Our Church Is Our People

A four alarm fire destroyed much of the Clinton Assembly of God church complex Tuesday morning, but the church's pastor is just thankful no one was injured.


Pastor Nick Blacklidge says the building may have burnt, but the Assembly of God church is still strong...



Pastor Blacklidge describes the day's events as an unexpected roller coaster.  He initially didn't realize the severity of the fire, but says arriving on the scene was shocking...



Blacklidge credits the quick thinking and hard work of first responders for saving part of the complex.  He says the church will rebuild its sanctuary...



In fact, Pastor Blacklidge stressed the Clinton Assembly of God Church will meet somewhere this Sunday.  The location is yet to be determined, but he says the outpouring of support from the community has already been great...



Regional Radio will be sure to share the location of this Sunday's service once it's been decided. 


As for the fire, crews remained on scene through much of the day Tuesday. A cause of the blaze has not been determined, and remains under investigation by the Illinois State Fire Marshall's office.












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