Angelic Ministries reopening after bringing building to code

12:25 AM, Nov 18, 2012   |    comments
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After being closed for nearly a year, an East Tennessee ministry that serves the homeless will reopen on Saturday.

Angelic Ministries closed back in January after the Knoxville fire marshal said part of its North Knoxville building was unsafe.

Executive Director Tony Earl says the ministry has worked hard to bring the building up to code. It got its Certificate of Occupancy this week.

"It's like coming out of exile," says Earl. "It feels like coming home."

Angelic Ministries will opened its doors for services Saturday at noon, as well as a meal.

"To see all the time and work and prayers that have been answered come to fruit, it's just an amazing day," says Ronney Sells, who helped get the building ready. "Wouldn't trade it for anything."  

They didn't have to discontinue the other services they offer, like a men's rehabilitation program or their family crisis outreach.

"We don't want to just be a hand out to people, but to really try to help from one point to another. But along the way you've got to be able to have them somewhere, to make that contact," says Earl.

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