Romar Beach Baptist steeple topples 5 stories during Gordan
On arrival at Romar Beach Baptist Church in the morning following Tropical Storm Gordon, administrative assistant Reatha Borde saw first debris at the entry to the drive and then the beachfront church and retreat center’s iconic steeple sitting on the sand beside the building. Borde said it was amazing that the steeple ended up under an undamaged palm tree despite getting blown off the roof of the five story church building during the storm.
“There was a multimillion dollar rental property on one side and a multimillion dollar church on the other and there was no damage caused by the steeple on its way down,’’ Borde said. “Not even to the palm tree! Amazing!’’
At this point it does not appear that the steeple can be saved due to damage around its base. “But God knew what was happening and is already there in the timeline to replace it,’’ Borde said. “I can’t wait to see what He has in store.’’
The Romar Beach Baptist Church & Lighthouse Retreat Center is located at 23370 Perdido Beach Blvd., directly on the Gulf of Mexico.
Pictured: The Romar Beach Baptist Church & steeple; Coastal Resources staff remove buoys that washed ashore in Orange Beach during Tropical Storm Gordon. Wind gusts in the city peaked ast 60 MPH during the storm.