One Sunday Rev. Toenail preached at the church. A few days later a member called to say that the roof had fallen in! They drove to the church and walked inside. The roof had fallen on the pulpit. Thank God, the pastor was not in the pulpit. My, my, my! What to do now? Well, one of the members had a barn across the street from his house. He said that the members could go into the barn and have church. Rev. and Sis. Toenail moved the broken-down pews and piano and whatever else was in the church to the barn.
That week Bee’s husband asked her to speak at the church. It would be their first Sunday in the new church, the barn. It would also be Father’s Day. Bee was astonished, but she had been feeling God’s hand on her. Bee often heard God speak to her when she was in the bathroom in the shower. One day Bee was in the bathroom and the next thing she knew she was on the floor sobbing. She was hearing God’s voice say, “Preach!” But Bee didn’t tell anyone, not even her husband that this had happened.
On Father’s Day, Bee preached. Yes, Bee preached her first sermon in a barn, on Father’s Day, in 1987. After her sermon, her husband, Rev. Toenail said, “I prayed for some help. I didn’t know that my help was right here.”