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Oklahoma man volunteers to build new roof for local church

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SPENCER, Okla. - New Faith Baptist Church in Spencer is a small church with a big problem.

The roof on the church is in desperate need of repair, but with a limited budget what to do?

Well, enter...Phil Newsome..the owner of J and M Roofing company;  A long-time Oklahoma City business.

His crews are out now working on roofs across the metro area, and when he heard about the problem at the church he decided he and his guys would put a new roof on the church for free.

Joan Newton, a member of the church, nominated Phil and his business for Pay It Forward.

But the surprise would not be all on Phil when we went to his office to present him with the 400 dollars from Spirit Bank Mortgage.

After pastor Joe Hollins handed Phil the 4 one hundred-dollar bills, Phil handed them right back to the pastor.  “I would like to give this back to the church,” Phil said. A stunned pastor Hollins, with tears in his eyes accepted the money and said, “You don’t meet people like Phil everyday.”

As Faith Clune with Spirit Bank Mortgage said to Joe..”You’ve got me crying.  What a sweet man and true servant.”

So Phil Newsome paid it forward twice!  A free roof for the church building and 400 badly needed dollars for the church coffers.  Phil Newsome says, “When people need help…we do what we can.”

Paying it forward the Oklahoma way.