CROSBYTON, Texas– On Monday, Crosbyton First Baptist Church confirmed in a social media post it sustained damages to the fellowship center. The damage happened after heavy rains hit the area; however, it was not known if weather was the cause.
Furthermore, the church said an assessment would be done soon for damages.
“We appreciate your prayers for wisdom for the committee members that will be working together to carefully consider future actions concerning this,” part of the statement from the church said.
The cave-in has stirred up a lot of attention. The damage to the church caught local resident, Amilia Arroyo, by surprise she said.
“I looked that way and I saw that and it surprised me and I just said “Lord have mercy’ that’s what happened last night,” Arroyo said. “I thought it was the storm that passed through here, but it was the church. It hurts me.”
A resident, Matt James, lives right next to the church. He heard a loud noise and went out to investigate. That’s when he found the church’s fellowship center in ruins.
“It was just kind of shock. Your mind kind of races when you hear something. I wasn’t expecting the roof to collapse,” James said.
The church said it was thankful it happened on a day when no one was in the church at the time of the incident.
CLARIFICATION: This story has been updated to indicate that it is not known at this time if weather played a role.