Member Lesley Jeruzal says, "We're going to mourn the loss of this building but it's not the loss of our church."
Melissa DeSota says, "It's hard not to acknowledge a beautiful piece of our history is gone, it's a piece of Kentwood's history too."
Melissa DeSota's parents were founding members. With both parents now gone, today's loss is all the more painful.
DeSota says, "I have a picture at my home of me, walking out of church with my certificate from my first communion my mother was walking behind me set in the backdrop was the church."
Benny Hardouin, a Hurricane Katrina refugee, moved to the area with just a drum set. Which was destroyed in Sunday's fire.
Benny Hardouin says, "These were special. These were not just a set of drums, I've had them since I was 17 years old, they're over 50 years old, it's a part of me like losing a family member."
But not all hope is gone-- one drum cymbal survived along with a cross from the church.
Hardouin says, "That will be the symbol that things can be rebuilt."
Fire investigators on not releasing the cause of the fire. They say it's too early in the investigation.