Vilonia congregation holds service on rubble of former church building

VILONIA (KATV) - Pastor Matt Rothacher led services Sunday morning at 10:00 AM promptly for his congregation, The Valley Church. {}The church, which sat in the strip mall in the center of town, was leveled by this past Sunday's EF-4 tornado.A church from Cabot brought a semi-truck loaded with wooden pews on loan for the church to set up for worship. {}The pews were set up on former walls of the church, while rows of folding chairs filled the foundation of the building. {}Rothacher said his church wasn't destroyed, because the church isn't a building - rather the church is the people who comprise the congregation. {}Rothacher said the church will worship next week at Vilonia Primary School while they look for a new home.KATV's Matt Mershon will have the story from Vilonia on Channel 7 News at 5:00 & Nightside.