Stunning image shows cross standing strong after a fire ripped through Texas church 


Divine intervention: Stunning image shows cross still standing after a fire ripped through small Texas church and brought roof down while firefighters battled flames inside

  • The fire destroyed the Balsora Baptist Church in Bridgeport, Texas, on Friday June 17 
  • The blaze was so ferocious it brought the roof of the church down while firefighters were inside
  • The cross inside somehow survived the flames and remains standing – to the joy of the congregation 
  • The local volunteer fire department called it ‘a sight to behold’ 
  • The cause of the fire remains under investigation  

Christians in a small town in Texas are celebrating the survival of a holy cross which remains standing despite a fire ripping through the church where it was erected. 

The fire destroyed the Balsora Baptist Church in Bridgeport, Texas, on Friday June 17.

 The cause of the fire remains under investigation but it was severe enough to cause the roof of the church to collapse while firefighters were inside battling the flames. 

In an announcement on Facebook, the Wise County volunteer fire company said: ‘A devastating loss to our community, but a sight to behold.

‘The fire took the structure, but not the cross. 

The fire destroyed the Balsora Baptist Church in Bridgeport, Texas, on Friday June 17. The cause of the fire remains under investigation but it was severe enough to cause the roof of the church to collapse while firefighters were inside battling the flames

The fire destroyed the Balsora Baptist Church in Bridgeport, Texas, on Friday June 17. The cause of the fire remains under investigation but it was severe enough to cause the roof of the church to collapse while firefighters were inside battling the flames

‘A symbol that the building was just that, a building. The Church is the congregation, and where 2 or more gather, there he shall be also.’ 

The fire company suggested that the fire was caused by extreme heat in the region, where temperatures soared to over 100F last week. 

‘A huge thank you to mutual aid, once again. 

‘Extreme temperatures are beyond taxing to resources and manpower in events like these. 

‘Churches also pose an inherent danger related to the great span of the sanctuaries and great halls, which makes them very prone to collapse.’ 

The roof of the church collapsed while firefighters were working inside

The roof of the church collapsed while firefighters were working inside

The firefighters who were injured were treated at local hospitals and all are expected to recover.

The church held a prayer gathering on Sunday. 

On Facebook, the congregation celebrated the cross still being in tact. 

‘The Cross that held our prayer request in the sanctuary, was still standing! 

‘We praise God that He still answers prayers. We look forward to all He’s going to do at Balsora Baptist!!!’ church leaders said. 

The fire ripped through the Balsora Baptist Church in Bridgeport, Texas, last week

The fire ripped through the Balsora Baptist Church in Bridgeport, Texas, last week 

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