From a great tragedy you will often find great love and that is what's happening in Bossier City as parishoners and staff members of First Baptist Bossier deal with a massive fire that destroyed several buildings early Monday.

Pastor Brad Jurkovich issued this statement shortly after the blaze:

Today has been a challenging day for our church. The fire that ran through our campus has done a great deal of damage. But we are so very thankful to God that no lives were lost.

We are so appreciative of the courageous efforts of our Bossier and Shreveport Firefighters and Police Departments.

While several of our older buildings have been lost our main Worship Center, Tinytown and other parts of our campus will be operational moving forward.

Our Staff Team has been meeting for prayer and planning our next steps. By God’s grace we will move forward, we will rebuild and we will be committed to making a difference for the cause of Christ.

Thank you for your faith, love and support.

There is a prayer and information meeting for this Wednesday evening, December 12 at 6pm in the Bossier Civic Center.