Update: First Baptist of McCaysville/Copperhill to move services temporarily after Tuesday fire

Announcements, Religion

McCAYSVILLE, Ga. – Rev. Matthew McDaniel, senior pastor of First Baptist Church (FBC) of McCaysville/Copperhill, announced Thursday that Sunday 11:00 a.m. services will temporarily move to the Akins Funeral Home Chapel in Copperhill after a fire damaged portions of the church’s balcony Tuesday afternoon, Jan. 2.

Grey smoke billows from steeple of First Baptist Church of McCaysville/Copperhill during a small fire Tuesday.

Akins Funeral Home of Copperhill is located at 823 Ocoee Street in Copperhill, Tennessee, about a mile and a half north of town on Tennessee Hwy. 68.

“Due to the longer process of cleanup and repair we are moving our 11:00 Worship services to Akins Funeral Home Chapel in Copperhill,” Pastor McDaniel explained in a statement. “We will have no (Sunday) evening services until return to our sanctuary in approximately four to six weeks. All Wednesday activities will resume as normal at the FBC Campus.”


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Jason Beck

Born in Merrillville, Indiana, raised in Cleveland, Tennessee, and currently resides in Copperhill, Tennessee. Graduated from Bradley Central High School in 1996 and attended the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, eventually earning a B.A. and M.A. in English. Hobbies include hiking, camping and fly-fishing. Interests include baseball, hockey and cliff jumping.

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