SUTHERLAND SPRINGS (AP) — A South Texas church where more than two dozen died when a gunman entered a Sunday service and opened fire now plans to erect a new sanctuary complex its pastor hopes is a new start for his congregation.

The pastor of First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs, southeast of San Antonio, announced the $3 million project planned for just north of the present sanctuary, which has been turned into a memorial to those killed in last November’s massacre.

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Visitors tour the First Baptist Church of Sutherland Springs after it was turned into a memorial to honor those who died on November 12, 2017 in Sutherland Springs, Texas. The inside of the church has been painted white with 26 white chairs placed around the room. On each chair is a single rose and the name of a shooting victim. The chairs are placed throughout the room at the location where the victim died. Devin Patrick Kelley shot and killed the 26 people and wounded 20 others when he opened fire during Sunday service at the church on November 5th. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Pastor Frank Pomeroy said Friday that just as Easter marked the Resurrection fundamental to Christian belief, the new project will serve as a “resurrection” for his congregation.

Pomeroy’s 14-year-old daughter was among those killed by Devin Kelley, who killed himself after he was wounded by pursuers just after the attack.