GOOSE CREEK, SC (WCSC) - A Goose Creek church has a new steeple three years after the old one was toppled during Hurricane Matthew.
Trident Baptist Church says they couldn't afford to replace it immediately.
The church’s pastor, Eric Tharp, became the pastor a year ago.
"Our steeple is hopefully going to illuminate the area with a reminder that Jesus loves everybody," Tharp said.
The new steeple came from a steeple manufacturer in Texas, Fiberglass Specialties. Another company in Texas, Tri-State Steeps, drove it to South Carolina and installed it.
"On top of our building was a beautiful steeple and the wind caught it blew it right over, broke it in pieces and so since then this church has struggled and tried to replace that," Tharp said. "Recently our membership worked together and we raise the almost $30,000 to replace this steeple. We are so happy to be able to put it up and hopefully bring a compliment to the Goose Creek area and this beautiful area that our church is in."
The church has bible study on Wednesday at 7 p.m. That’s when some of the congregation will be getting their first look.
The pastor says it took about four months to raise the money.
The church is also looking to sell one of their properties on Live Oak Drive in Moncks Corner.
It’s five acres with several buildings. He says the church has owned the property for many years but the church cannot afford it, so they listed it for sale.