Roving construction ministry helps Ga. church
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October 11, 2012 10:30 AM | 824 views | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend | print
SNELLVILLE — Tom LaSalle has become quite the popular man.

He and comrade Matt Guerra technically operate out of Oklahoma City, but spend the vast majority of their time living out of trailers. They travel the country — latest stop Snellville — as a sort of roving construction ministry, throwing up new buildings for independent, fundamental Baptist churches in need.

They do it with fee-free labor and at-cost supplies.

They stay busy.

“When a pastor gets somebody to work for them for free,” LaSalle said this week, with a chuckle, “it usually doesn’t take long for them to tell somebody.”

The latest project for Cornerstone Baptist Builders lies on the Snellville campus of the Forrest Hills at Mountain View church, where ground was finally broken on Tuesday. At the request of Pastor Ray Warren, the crew is in the beginning stages of building a 5,400-square-foot structure that will cater to the church’s growing Sunday school needs and provide more office space.

After they’ve completed the job, they’ll go to Arizona, then to Florida, then to Colorado, then back to the Sunshine State. They have work scheduled as far out as 2016.

For the next several months, though, they’ll be camped out in Snellville, completing a project that might not otherwise be possible.
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