Volk has convictions from 1991 vehicular manslaughter and 1988 residential burglary cases. He faces 40 years to life in prison if convicted.
The fire was reported Oct. 8 about 8 p.m. just north of Campo Road and state Route 94. It took firefighters about 10 minutes to put out the non-injury blaze, which caused extensive damage to the church interior.
Volk allegedly set three separate fires inside the church.
—City News Service contributed to this report.