The portrait of Jesus Christ which once adorned the sanctuary, but in recent years has been exhibited on the south wall of the John M. Waters Fellowship Hall, is still hanging on that wall while the sanctuary still smolders. The fire did major damage to the east wall of the hall adjoining the sanctuary. Windows on both sides of the portrait were knocked out and the blinds melted, but the portrait remains, just as faith in the future remains in the hearts of the Bethany Christian church family and extended family. It is believed that the church handbells have also been spared. One stained glass window remains in tact.
The church family is thankful to exhausted firemen and to a community that has been overflowing with kindness.