Corpus Christi (KIII NEWS) — Hurricane Harvey tore through many parts of coastal bend sparing hardly anything.
That was the case with the Island In The Son church.
Pastor John Smith knows that first hand.
"It was completely destroyed," Pastor Smith said."The only thing that was left was the walls, and the frame of the building."
Smith said the damage totaled over half a million dollars leaving the congregation with out a church to call home.
Despite not having a proper place to worship, long-time member Bev Firmani did not leave to another church.
She attended Island In The Son services at the Padre Island Yacht club.
"It took us ten months of renovation, we're finally here," Firmani "We were in the yacht club, we're thankful for them and we just feel really blessed."
Firmani said although she was grateful for the yacht club, she's happy to back in the comforts of the sanctuary she's used to.
"The yacht club was very, very good to donate their facilities for ten months to us, but their was some stair climbing involved," she said.
And she wasn't the only one happy to be back.
"It feels great to be back," Harlod Smith, member said. "I'm sure there is little things we're still going to have to continue to work on, but it does feel good to be back in our church home."
Pastor smith said their are a few offices that still need repairing, but nothing too major.
"It feels fantastic there is no doubt about it," Smith said.
He encouraged anyone to come out to the church and see the restoration for themselves.
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