It took nearly 10 years of planning, fundraising and construction, but Fellowship Bible Baptist Church finally got their Monolithic Dome. About 3,000 people recently attended the first church service inside the new dome sanctuary.
“What the sermon was about today is praising God from where he’s brought us from and the sacrifices everybody’s made, it was a blessing to be in reality today and to be in this place,” said Pastor Willie Reid at the inaugural service.
Reid told WMAZ-TV that the church opted for a Monolithic Dome because of its cost-efficiency and safety. Since the structure meets the Federal Emergency Management Agency standards for near absolute protection from tornadoes and hurricanes, the church plans to use the building as an emergency shelter during severe weather.