On a quiet street corner in a small Louisiana town, a large piece of Nova Scotia dominates the landscape.
It’s a church. For the first 200 years of its existence, it was the All Saints Anglican Church of Granville Centre in the Annapolis Valley. Now it’s Louisiana Church in Abita Springs.
The move, and the resurrection of the church, started with the vision of one man: Reverend Jerel Keene.
“As soon as I saw it and saw the ‘1814’ on the cornerstone and the area that it came from, which was Nova Scotia … I made a connection immediately,” Keene said last week on the doorstep of his church.
Keene envisioned moving the building intact to Louisiana, a grand gesture which he said would have attracted a lot of attention to both the building and his ministry.