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No injuries reported after roof collapses at northeast Columbus church

WBNS Columbus logo WBNS Columbus 2/16/2021 10TV Web Staff
No injuries reported after roof collapses at northeast Columbus church

Emergency crews responded after a roof collapsed Tuesday at a church in northeast Columbus.

Columbus Division of Fire Battalion Chief Steve Martin says firefighters went to the Living Faith Apostolic Church in the 2100 block of Mock Road just after 3:30 p.m.

Martin says bad winter weather is to blame for the roof's collapse.

First lady of the church Tracey Posey told 10TV in an exclusive interview, she didn’t show her husband, Bishop Edgar Posey, the photos she was sent of the church’s damage.

“My head was like whoa. It kind of throws you off a little bit but you have to find out what can be done, what happened,” Tracey Posey said.  

Bishop Posey said the damage is an eye sore that sits next to the current church.  

What’s now lumber was once a valued space to the community for decades.  

According to Bishop Posey, the church's old building, where the roof collapsed, has been used recently for office space and storage.

“This whole street from Woodland to Mock Road, all the things that have been done, were done with this church. It was not something that we would’ve expected,” Bishop Posey said.

The Poseys are thankful no one was inside when the roof collapsed.  

Tracey Posey said they’ve been meaning to get rid of the building and are calling this a potential sign from God.  

“We’re expecting it to be a blessing, maybe God helped us because at least we won’t have to tear the whole thing down,” Tracey Posey said.  

The Poseys are asking the community for fencing to put around the collapsed building saying they don’t want anyone to get hurt.


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