Ministry accepting donations to rebuild Galilean church

Special to GateHouse Media Florida
Billy Gray, left, president of Billy Gray Ministries and pastor of The Gathering church, stands with the Rev. Steve Carter, pastor of the Galilean Independent Baptist Church. [CONTRIBUTED PHOTO]

DESTIN — Billy Gray Ministries is among churches raising funds for the Galilean Independent Baptist Church in Panama City, which is recovering from damage that occurred during Hurricane Michael.

BGM has donated $5,000; The Gathering Church donated $2,500; and the First Baptist Church of Destin also has contributed.

"This church was chosen after we had talked with many churches after Hurricane Michael. A multitude of churches were damaged due to the hurricane.  Many did not have insurance, and those that did, it was not adequate to rebuild. Therefore, there will be a void in churches in this area," the Rev. Billy Gray said.

"After joint venturing with First Baptist Destin, we decided this was a church we could support. Although the insurance will not pay to completely restore the church, by doing most of the renovation themselves, with a little help from other believers, it can be a productive church once again," he said.

All proceeds donated will go toward the church's restoration.

Send contributions to BGM, P.O. Box 6202, Miramar Beach, FL 32550.