Gastonia church wondering what’s next after holiday fire

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Church gets offers from local congregations…

The Place church at 4007 York Highway in south Gastonia caught fire about 3:05 PM on Christmas eve, not long after services had ended.  The City Fire Marshall said it could be days or week before the cause of the fire could be determined.

The church burned to the ground and is a total loss. Church Pastor Ron Duncan says he has had many offers from local churches for a temporary home as The Place considers their next steps. “There have been many,” said Duncan of the response. “I mean an overflow of support from far and near.”