Hundreds come out to what might be last Easter sunrise service at Chapel by the Lake

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. - As the sun rose on Easter Sunday, hundreds gathered for sunrise service at the Chapel by the Lake in downtown West Palm Beach.

First Baptist Church hosts the annual service and has since 1964. 

With Easter being one of the most holy days of the year, many followers from all over Palm Beach County came to the service.

Some long time members of the First Baptist Church came with worry in their hearts as work continues to be done on the deal that would turn the Chapel by the Lake into condos.

Pastor Jimmy Scroggins said he doesn't know if Sunday was the last Easter sunrise service because it still needs city approval.

The church's waterfront venue is being sold for $23 million to potentially transform the venue into two condominiums that are surrounded by medical offices.

Despite the worries, members and patrons of Sunday's service learned about the meaning of Easter Sunday as the sun rose over the chapel.

Pastor Scroggins delivered the story of Jesus Christ's resurrection and how it should bring hope to those in the audience.


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