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South Hall church pays off bank note, burns it during service
The Rev. Charles Pirkle sets the loan note ablaze as members Charles Banks and Alice Pruett lowered it into a metal can. Also looking on is Lorene Veal, who has served as church historian since 1950.
Here’s a message to churches entrenched in debt from tiny Friendship Community Baptist Church in South Hall: Miracles do happen. Raising $100,000 in 30 days to put down on a $475,000 note. Done eight years ago, during the Great Recession.