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By Jay Polk - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - One of Albany's oldest churches will soon have a new home.

Friday, they topped out that new home in dramatic fashion.

More than 200 people turned out at the construction site of the new Mt. Zion Baptist Church on Albany's southside Friday afternoon to see the steeple raised.

Dozens of church members signed the cross before it was hoisted up. Many others signed the spot where the pulpit will be.

The new sanctuary will seat 2000 people. Mt. Zion's pastor talked about the importance of the cross in helping people find their way.

"We want to make sure that when they look to Zion, they will see the cross and find their way home," said Dr. Daniel Simmons, the Pastor at Mt. Zion Baptist.

The new church is scheduled to be open next April.


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