Opelousas pastor reacts to overnight church fire as State Fire Marshal continues investigation


As the State Fire Marshal’s Office continues to investigate the cause of a fire that burned down a church in Opelousas overnight, the church’s pastor says he’s concerned, but keeping his faith in God.

Rev. Harry Richard with the Greater Union Baptist Church spoke with News 10 about what happened when heard the news.

“Well, I’m very concerned about whether or not this was intentionally done. I received a call around 2:00, 2:15 this morning advising me that the church was on fire.,” said Pastor Richard. “When I arrived it was pretty much done. It was down. But, you know, our faith is in God. And the people that worship here, we’re going to come back.”

This is a developing story and we will continue to bring updates as new information becomes available.

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