NEW ORLEANS, La. (WGNO) — One Hope Church in Gentilly recently bought an abandoned church building — after holding services for eight years in a school, Langston Hughes Academy.

The new church building in the 5300 block of Paris Avenue in the 7th Ward was formerly a Presbyterian church that was abandoned after Hurricane Katrina.

“A new home is nice, but the church’s focus is also on the community surrounding it,” said One Hope’s pastor, Joshua Canizaro.

The new church’s official launch in the new building is this weekend.

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