Easter to mark first Sunday morning service at new home for Jacksonville congregation displaced by tornado

Brennan Ayers, pastor of First Assembly of God in Jacksonville, stands outside the congregation’s fellowship hall on Palm Sunday. The congregation will hold its first Sunday morning service there on Easter, one year after a tornado destroyed its previous home.
(Arkansas Democrat-Gazette/Frank E. Lockwood)
Brennan Ayers, pastor of First Assembly of God in Jacksonville, stands outside the congregation’s fellowship hall on Palm Sunday. The congregation will hold its first Sunday morning service there on Easter, one year after a tornado destroyed its previous home. (Arkansas Democrat-Gazette/Frank E. Lockwood)


On Easter, exactly one year after a tornado leveled Jacksonville First Assembly of God, the congregation will gather for its first Sunday morning service at its new home.

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An empty lot is all that is left at the original site on North Elm Street,...

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