Ironton church re-opens after IsaacMay 13th, 2013 | By Jessica Gonzalez | Category: community
For the last nine months, the small community of Ironton has been feverishly working
to come back from Hurricane Isaac’s devastation, and on May 5, 134-year-old St. Paul Missionary Baptist Church, was officially back in full-force.
The gutting and renovation process was slow, but through volunteers and church member donations, its work was finally completed a few weeks ago.
One of the church’s main casualties from Isaac was the antique organ, which was as old
as the church itself, but the St. Paul Gospel Choir managed to fill the organ’s void at Sunday service. Church members singing along with the choir could be heard from the street.
Church member Thomas Carerre said the rebuilding is a “great example of the resilience of
this community and the resolve of the people of Plaquemines Parish.”