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'Devastating, But Not Dead': Snow Collapses Roof Of 95-Year-Old New Jersey Church

Shiloh Baptist Church
Shiloh Baptist Church Photo Credit: Malachia Brantley Facebook

A historic New Jersey church was forced to temporarily relocate the congregation after snow from this week's storm collapsed its roof.

The roof and side wall of the 95-year-old Shiloh Baptist Church in Newark came down around noon on Tuesday, shattering the Tiffany stained-glass windows.

No one was inside the Davenport Avenue building at the time of the collapse, and no one was injured, city officials said.

The church's pastor Malachia Brantley, Jr. is relocating his 300-person congregation down the road to the church's youth center.

"Pray for Shiloh," he wrote on Facebook. "It's devastating, but not dead."

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