KCK church in desperate need of repairs following storm damage - KCTV5

KCK church in desperate need of repairs following storm damage

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A white cross sits at the peak of the small white church on Osage Avenue. Fellowship Prayer Temple has been serving its members for more than 30 years. (KCTV5) A white cross sits at the peak of the small white church on Osage Avenue. Fellowship Prayer Temple has been serving its members for more than 30 years. (KCTV5)
KANSAS CITY, KS (KCTV) -

A white cross sits at the peak of the small white church on Osage Avenue. 

Fellowship Prayer Temple has been serving its members for more than 30 years. 

"My father found this building,” said Sandra Johnson. “Him and my brother - he's deceased now. They came in here and tore the walls down and made this church.”

Neighbors nearby gather under its roof every Sunday. 

Joan Wichman has been a member for a year. 

"I've seen tremendous miracles in this precious little church. That's why I stay here,” Wichman said.

She said many at its location in Kansas City, KS depend on the doors to remain open to help provide hope. 

"It ministers to people that really many times are desperate for ministry,” Wichman said.

But recent storms have taken a toll on the church. It is a problem the congregation worries will shut its doors for good. 

"I will come here on Sunday morning, and there certain parts of the carpeting that you can't even walk on because your feet squish," Wichman said. 

"Then the trees up there have come down from this last bad storm and it's making the roof leak," Johnson said. 

Johnson said costs to repair the damage exceed its income and maintaining the structure is no longer financially viable. But the damage won't stop her from staying loyal to the congregation her parents established. 

"Because someone might come in and need a word of prayer,” Johnson said.

Johnson said they're going to look at options to help fix the damage. She will continue to have service as long as it's safe. 

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