The original Honey Creek Baptist Church, located at Honey Creek and Ebenezer roads, was torn down Tuesday. The church, which dated to 1883, has been vacant for the past 12 years, according to deacon and board member Jake MCGinnis, who said he was baptized in the church. McGinnis said a "generous angel" provided the exact amount of money needed through tithes for the dilapidated building to be torn down. The empty building had become a liability after a tree limb fell and crushed the roof in December, and law enforcement officials have been called to the church to deal with trespassers. The church may use the property to develop a pavilion for outdoor events for the church and community. The new Honey Creek Baptist Church is located across the road and has been in use since 2000. The man who donated the funds to tear down the old church reportedly helped build the church in 2000. - Staff Photo: Sue Ann  Kuhn-Smith

The original Honey Creek Baptist Church, located at Honey Creek and Ebenezer roads, was torn down Tuesday. The church, which dated to 1883, has been vacant for the past 12 years, according to deacon and board member Jake MCGinnis, who said he was baptized in the church. McGinnis said a "generous angel" provided the exact amount of money needed through tithes for the dilapidated building to be torn down. The empty building had become a liability after a tree limb fell and crushed the roof in December, and law enforcement officials have been called to the church to deal with trespassers. The church may use the property to develop a pavilion for outdoor events for the church and community. The new Honey Creek Baptist Church is located across the road and has been in use since 2000. The man who donated the funds to tear down the old church reportedly helped build the church in 2000. - Staff Photo: Sue Ann Kuhn-Smith

The original Honey Creek Baptist Church, located at Honey Creek and Ebenezer roads, was torn down Tuesday. The church, which dated to 1883, has been vacant for the past 12 years, according to deacon and board member Jake MCGinnis, who said he was baptized in the church. McGinnis said a "generous angel" provided the exact amount of money needed through tithes for the dilapidated building to be torn down. The empty building had become a liability after a tree limb fell and crushed the roof in December, and law enforcement officials have been called to the church to deal with trespassers. The church may use the property to develop a pavilion for outdoor events for the church and community. The new Honey Creek Baptist Church is located across the road and has been in use since 2000. The man who donated the funds to tear down the old church reportedly helped build the church in 2000. - Staff Photo: Sue Ann Kuhn-Smith