A Chickamauga church is now open after authorities say arson closed it's doors for more than a year.
Today, the congregation gathered inside the newly re-built Garrett's Chapel Baptist Church. It was set on fire July 24th 2011, causing nearly 400 thousand dollars worth of damage.
But thanks to a lot of hard work and patience from its members, the church is back in business.
And the congregation is hopeful the new building will lure some old members back.
"We're hoping that some folks will come back, and get some new people too and we've got a lot of needs. We need Sunday School teachers and different folks to fill different positions," says church Pastor David Harris.
"It don't matter whether it's the people that used to come here or brand new converts, it doesn't really matter just as long as we get people in here, because the building should hold about 300 people, and I'd like to see at least 250 in it," adds church member Darrell Madaris.
The church will have a full service and dedication ceremony tomorrow at 11am.
The public is invited to attend.