Kingston United Methodist Church’s sanctuary was destroyed in an electrical fire Saturday evening.
Pastor John C. Anderson was mowing the parsonage’s lawn next door when he noticed the church was on fire.
Anderson called 911 at approximately 7 p.m. He checked himself to make sure no one was in the building.
“The building can be built back. I’m just thankful no one was hurt,” Anderson said at the scene Saturday. “The way I look at it, the building isn’t the church; the people are.”