Bixby church struck by lightning in Sunday storm

By: Hector Mejia


BIXBY, Okla. - Quick Facts:

  • Bixby church struck by lightning Sunday.
  • Staff estimate at least $20,000 in damage.
  • Members call it a miracle that it didn't start a fire or do anymore damage to the building.

Lightning struck a Bixby church early Sunday morning when four tornadoes hit Green Country.

Staff at Holy Apostles Orthodox Christian Church  said lightning struck a cross, went through a dome and traveled into the chapel.

The Rev. Ambrose Arrington called it a miracle that the strike didn't cause any additional damage or start a fire.

Sunday service began late after members cleaned up the mess the storm left behind.

Insurance claims are underway and Arrington estimates they've got to deal with at least $20,000 in damage. That estimate is only for the dome and hand-painted image of Jesus Christ underneath it.

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