MOORE, Oklahoma -- It was a joyful celebration this weekend for a Moore church that was rebuilt from the ashes.
Members of the Hope Adventist Fellowship Church had their first official worship service in their new sanctuary this weekend.
Richard Arnold pleaded guilty to torching the house of worship in 2009.
Now church members are focusing on moving forward with new hope.
"Oh I hated to see the other one burn. It broke my heart, but I'm happy to have this one. It's wonderful. It's a blessing in disguise, isn't it?" said Edna Bussey, Hope Adventist Fellowship Church member.
The new building is completely paid off thanks to the support from church members.