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Car crashes through wall of Restoration Christ Fellowship Church

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Police say alcohol may have been a factor when a car crashed into a south Louisville church early Wednesday morning.

The incident happened around 2:40 a.m. on Saint Andrews Church Road near Iroquois Park.

It left the sanctuary of Restoration Christ Fellowship Church in shambles. A gaping hole in the wall exposed the rubble and debris inside the building.

"If this had been a Sunday morning, we probably would have had several people injured, possibly killed," said worship leader Gary Jennings.

Authorities say the 24-year-old driver was taken to the hospital and is expected to be okay.

Church members believe chairs helped stop the car from going through the other side of the building -- we could see bricks broke through a glass door in the back.

"It's almost impossible to believe, that's for sure," said church member Sarah McMackin.

Impossible to believe because church members say they've had to rebuild before.

"Our church burned a few years ago, God got us through that, so we'll get through this," McMackin said. She says the fire happened in 2008.

Wednesday, the hole was boarded up. People with the church say they'll move forward, as they've done in the past.

"Everything happens for a reason and the Lord sees us through it all," Jennings said.

Church members say they haven't gotten an estimate as to how much it's going to cost to clean the damage up yet.

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