• 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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