EAST LAKE, Florida -- The Rolen family was home together when lightning struck their upstairs bathroom and melted their pipes, causing smoke to fill their home.
"We had just got home from the Rays game when it hit," said father Terry Rolen.
Rolen is the Bayside Community Church's senior pastor. He has a wife, three children, a cat, and a dog.
"It was two big crashes, the lightning hitting and then the thunder almost immediately, and I was like, 'Well, that was really close.'"
It was more than close; it hit them.