Pastor Takes Faith on the Road for Scattered Flock

Franklin Avenue Baptist Church has been gutted. i

Franklin Avenue Baptist Church has been gutted. Photos by Andrea Hsu, NPR hide caption

itoggle caption Photos by Andrea Hsu, NPR
Franklin Avenue Baptist Church has been gutted.

Franklin Avenue Baptist Church has been gutted.

Photos by Andrea Hsu, NPR
Pastor Fred Luter hopes construction will begin later this spring.

Pastor Fred Luter hopes construction will begin later this spring. hide caption

itoggle caption

Pastor Fred Luter of Franklin Avenue Baptist Church tended to a congregation of 7,000 until Hurricane Katrina ravaged his church and scattered his flock. Luter is eager to get back to worshipping "on the avenue," but for now, he travels to Houston and Baton Rouge, La., to give his sermons.

Related NPR Stories

Comments

 

Please keep your community civil. All comments must follow the NPR.org Community rules and terms of use, and will be moderated prior to posting. NPR reserves the right to use the comments we receive, in whole or in part, and to use the commenter's name and location, in any medium. See also the Terms of Use, Privacy Policy and Community FAQ.