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East Texas church reopens 1 year after arson

An East Texas Church celebrated their first service Sunday in their new church, a year after arsonists burned down their old one.

Tyland Baptist Church was one of the first churches burned by arsonists, Daniel McAllister and Jason Bourque, in January 2010.

The 11,000 square foot church took a total of 18 months to rebuild.

Pastor David Mahfood says the congregation has become very united since the church burning.

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