Pewitt's Chapel Free Will Baptist Church in Williamson County was devastated on Monday after a lawnmower went up in flames, causing the church to catch fire.
The church on Taylor Cemetery Road is a total loss, but the congregation still held service Sunday on the lawn.
"Even though our building is in rubble, our spirits are high," said Chris Alonso, the church's pastor. "We believe God is going to act, and we believe he is going to meet our needs in a way that can only bring glory to his name."
To add insult to injury, the congregation's building insurance was inactive, leaving the church with no insurance money to rebuild.
"We are planning on rebuilding," Alonso said. "I've had lots of churches outreaching for fundraisers, things of that nature."
The church was established in 1939.
Nearly everything was lost in the flames, but church members are determined to move forward.
"I just believe that if we keep the faith, and we keep the Lord in it, everything else will fall into place," said Richard Hargrove, a member of Pewitt's Chapel.
A fund has been set up at Bank of America for donations to help the church rebuild.