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REBIRTH

A year after COVID interrupted Easter services, churches are finding the way back

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Sam Fordham, Pastor of Oak Bowery Baptist Church in Ohatchee discusses the church's Easter services this Sunday in the midst of the tornado recovery effort. Photo by Stephen Gross/The Anniston Star

For Rev. Sam Fordham, Easter Sunday will be an advanced class in how to hold church in the middle of a disaster. 

COVID-19, which canceled Easter services last year for many Alabamians, is still out there. And the parking lot of Oak Bowery Baptist Church, where Fordham preaches in Ohatchee, is now crowded with trucks and vans, a nerve center of the recovery effort from the March 25 tornado. 

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Sam Fordham, Pastor of Oak Bowery Baptist Church in Ohatchee discusses the church's Easter services this Sunday in the midst of the tornado recovery effort. Photo by Stephen Gross/The Anniston Star

Capitol & statewide reporter Tim Lockette: 256-294-4193. On Twitter @TLockette_Star.