By Mike Kinney
A three-alarm fire early Tuesday badly damaged Bethel Church at 35th Street and Cutting Boulevard in Richmond.
Pastor Billy Wydermyer of Bethel Church says no one was injured by the fire, which was reported to fire officials about 5:30 a.m. The blaze burned a wall in the sanctuary, the dining chapel and another small chapel inside the church, the pastor said, adding parts upstairs also suffered fire damage.
Pastor Wydermyer thanked the Richmond community for their “prayers and support” at this difficult time for his parish.