Bible Baptist Church of Blarney Gutted by Fire!

Church meetings have been moved to a new rented facility at the
Westgate Foundation, Ballincollig at our usual times:
Sundays, at 10.30am and at 6pm

Wednesday evening, 17th June, 2004, at 11:50pm the Cork Fire Brigade was called out to a fire in the back of the TA Hall where the Bible Baptist Church of Blarney meets. They put out the fire in the Sunday School Porta-Cabin, only to have to return 20 minutes later to put out a fire in the main TA Hall auditorium. The main hall was gutted by the fire as is shown below.

Start of the fire at the corner of the Sunday School porta-cabin.
This building was where kids and teenagers learned God's word every week at their level!
Yet there are SOME teens who only have time for cans of beer, and lighting of fires!

Charred insides of the main Hall. The fire started on the outside behind the wall in the centre of this picture.

Boards from the ceiling that came down due to the fire.

Area just behind where my pulpit used to be! Sometimes the preaching was hot, but never THIS hot!

Moving all our stuff out of the building to storage. Sad to do it, but waiting to see where God would lead us.

John K and Weston helping pack up our stuff!

Folks, please understand that the Church did NOT get burned! Only the church building got burned! Because of the saving grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, NO child of God can EVER get BURNED (not eternally) - Hallelujah!

"Much more then, being now justified by his blood, we shall be saved from wrath through him (Jesus)." Romans 5:9
"For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: Not of works, lest any man should boast." Ephesians 2:8,9
"Therefore being justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ." Romans 5:1
"There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit." Romans 8:1

The Lord is on His throne, and He will guide our steps as we find where we are to permanently meet, and maybe He will show us some property for us to purchase and there build our own church building for His glory!

The Bible Baptist Church will go on,
and our preaching of the Gospel will too!

Pray with us, and for us, as we step out by faith and see where the Lord is leading us!

Come along on a Sunday and see for yourself WHY a building doesn't matter - what matters is the destiny of a person's eternal soul!

"For what is a man profited, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul? or what shall a man give in exchange for his soul?" Matthew 16:26

If you have any queries, contact Pastor Craig at or on his mobile, 087-276-6764