Snow Collapses Roof Of 95-Year-Old Newark Church
Monday’s nor’easter caused the roof of a 95-year-old church in Newark to collapse. No one was inside the Shiloh Baptist Church, located at 99 Davenport Avenue, when the roof collapsed and one of the walls caved in. The roof was not strong enough to hold the weight of the heavy snow following the winter storm.
The church’s pastor, Malachia Brantley, Jr., is relocating his 300-person congregation down the road to the church’s youth center. Pastor Brantley says the loss of the church is “devastating but not dead” He will talk with his insurance company about rebuilding.