The Central Assemblies of God Church in Ho has been gutted by fire.
The fire started around 7:00pm on Wednesday when some youth of the Church were conducting a Facebook live service at the premises.
The youth said they sensed smoke in the chapel but were unsure of what it was until they were prompted by the security to vacate the chapel
Some eyewitnesses who spoke to Citi News said, they saw an aircondition fixed to the office of the Senior pastors on fire a few minutes before 7:00pm. They then called the Fire Service immediately and after about 15 minutes, the fire fighters arrived with a fire tender but had a tough time battling the inferno.
Together with the support of some youth, the firemen managed to control the fire until two additional fire tenders arrived but unfortunately, a number of offices attached to the church building have burnt beyond salvage.
Youth who were at the scene, however, helped to remove some chairs and sounds systems from the chapel before the fire could destroy anything there.
The Senior Pastor of the Church, Godson K. Bodza who was recently posted there said, ”The Church of God will bounce back with a super magnificent structure to the glory of God.”
He urged calm amongst the congregants and concerned youth who gathered at the church premise.