College rebuilds, takes neighbors along

Posted: June 22, 2013 at 5:24 a.m.

Arkansas Democrat Gazette/MELISSA SUE GERRITS 06/19/13- Virgil Doss with Epperson Blaineco Structural Movers hops down from the bed of a truck as a historic home is prepared to be moved to another lot Tuesday, June 18, 2013. Charles Ray with the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship of Arkansas works with the Arkansas Baptist College to restore buildings purchased through the school as they work closely with the community in a revitalization process.

Seated in a conference room in Arkansas Baptist College’s Old Main, Fitz Hill glances at an old poster that asks churches to raise $40,000 to support the college’s library. The poster might be 50 years old, but not much has changed for the college. Its fate has always been tied to the health and generosity of the surrounding community.

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