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Liquor store in Lake Wales converted into church

Associated Press
The Associated Press
Published:   |   Updated: March 19, 2013 at 03:58 AM

A Pentecostal church in Polk County has renovated a former liquor store and turned it into a house of worship.

The Lakeland Ledger reports that the Pentecostals of Lake Wales church opened on March 31 in a former ABC Liquor store.

The pastor and congregation members stripped the store back to bare concrete and its steel roof, then reinstalled electrical and plumbing lines with new walls, lighting and floors.

The church pastor says quite a few members of his congregation tell him their former life used to be connected to the liquor store.

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