A fire set by arson destroyed the sanctuary three years ago. But on Sunday, the church dedicated a newly-constructed sanctuary that had never looked better. Now a new aisle, new pews and new windows adorn the building built from the ground up. Members paid for it themselves.
The church has been around since 1901. "You love coming into Dripping Springs, coming over the hill and seeing the steeple," former member Pam Owens said of the new building. "You love hearing the bell." "My parents grew up in this church, my grandparents went to this church, so it's been our church home forever," church member Charlie Haydon said. "I just felt the call I had to do what I could."