Arsonist attempts to torch Castle Rock church
- "I think everyone believes that the situation could have been much worse, and God was with us," said Vonda McFadden, who has been the church's pastor for two years. "If I hadn't believed in God before Sunday morning, I would believe in God now."McFadden said there were a number of odd coincidences about the fires that have lead congregation members to believe that the church was somehow divinely spared. For example, she said, one fire burned right up to an old Bible, but left the book untouched. Another fire in McFadden's office was extinguished by an old framed picture of Jesus, which also didn't burn.Symbolism aside, church members said they're astonished the church is simply standing."We have witnessed a miracle," said Linda Bauska, 63, who discovered the remnants of the fires Sunday morning.