One year after a fire, the members of Central Baptist Church still can't say for certain who's responsible. Pastor Ellis Carswell says this tragedy did not shake the congregation.
"We only lost the building we did not lose the church," says Carswell.
When the building went up flames, there was no insurance money to cover the cost. Carswell and his congregation have to foot the bill.
"We need the help of churches, pastors, communities, to help us rise from the ashes."
They began a mission. Every week they send out letters asking for help. They've raised nearly $5,000 every month from donations, not enough to rebuild, but enough not to lose faith.
"For whatever reason, god has allowed for this to happen," says parishoner, Barbara Dixon.
The fire was ruled arson, but Carswell and his parishoners say they're only saddened by this tragedy.
"I think it would bring us some relief to our congregation to just know who did it, and that they are sorry," says Dixon.
Chief Robert Drew of the Dublin Fire Department, he said they still do not have any concrete leads. The investigation was turned over to the ATF in Savannah. They are working along with the dublin police and fire department to solve this case.
If you have any information on any leads you can contact the Dublin Fire Department at (478) 277-5030.