Elizabeth, N.J. Baptist Church Burns Down

Posted By on February 24, 2020


WORKING TO DETERMINE THE CAUSE OF THIS MASSIVE FIRE. GOOD EVENING, THANKS FOR JOINING US. I’M JESSICA MOORE. FLAMES RIPPED THROUGH THE ROOF OF THE BELOVED NEW JERSEY CHURCH JUST HOURS BEFORE THE SUNDAY SERVICES WERE SET TO BEGIN. THE HISTORIC CHURCH HAS BEEN A PILLAR IN THE COMMUNITY FOR YEARS WITH THEIR PROGRAMS FOR THE HOMELESS, INCLUDING A POPULAR SOUP KITCHEN. THE STORY TONIGHT FROM ELIZABETH. I WAS UP ACTUALLY PRETTY EARLY. I WAS UP AROUND 5:00 A.M., AND MY MOM, SHE SAID THE CHURCH IS ON FIRE. I COULDN’T BELIEVE IT. I RUSHED UP HERE AND I WATCHED THE WHOLE PLACE SMOULDER. ROBERT INGRAM WATCHED AS THE SHILOH BAPTIST CHURCH FILLED WITH THESE FLAMES, SMOKE ENVELOPED THE PLACE HE CALLED HIS SECOND HOME. BY 3:00 A.M., MORE THAN 100 FIREFIGHTERS BATTLED THE INFERNO THAT QUICKLY ENGULFED THE HISTORIC BUILDING. THEY MANAGED TO EXTINGUISH THE FLAMES, AND SEARCH THE BURNED FACADE. LUCKILY NO ONE WAS INSIDE. IT’S ALWAYS SAD WHEN YOU SEE A CHURCH, YOU KNOW, HAVE FIRE, AND DEVASTATING LIKE THIS. YOU KNOW THE CHURCH COMMUNITY. THE HEAD OF THE BAPTIST SHILOH COMMUNITY STOOD IN FRONT OF HIS HOUSE OF WORSHIP, NOW IN RUINED. SHOCKED AND SAD, BUT STILL FAITHFUL. MY TRUST IN GOD IS NOT SHAKEN. HE HAS BEEN WITH THE CHURCH FOR NEARLY A QUARTER CENTURY. INTEREST THE ASHES OF THIS PULPIT, HE PREACHED TO HIS PARISH. I WANT TO TELL THEM TO TRUST IN GOD. ROBERT INGRAM, THE PASTOR’S SON, FINDING STRENGTH IN THOSE WORDS AFTER MANY MILESTONES INSIDE THOSE WALLS. EXCITED TO SEE, YOU KNOW, WHAT GOD WILL BRING FROM THIS. IN THE MEANTIME, THIS SUNDAY BROUGHT ONE SAVING GRACE. NO FIRST RESPONDERS OR CIVILIANS WERE INJURED. THAT PASTOR HERE AT SHILOH BAPTIST CHURCH TELLS US THAT THE FIRE WILL NOT STOP HIS CONGREGATION FROM GIVING BACK TO THE COMMUNITY. THEY WILL HAVE THEIR SOUP

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  1. On christ the solid rock I stand all other grounds is sinking sand you will rise again in the name of jesus he said what shall I render he is able test of faith

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  2. All these fires are full of shit! Explain why these fires are happening at night when everyone sleeps! There's never a day fire! This location is right next to where they were developing new homes!
    The pastor was interviewed and he diverted the questioning to some other bullshit! These fires in elizabeth is suspect!
    If you travel right up the street to the next light…there are 2-3 rooming houses….i'll bet those are mysteriously next!

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