By Baptist Message
POLLOCK, La. (LBM) – A fire destroyed the worship center, education building and fellowship hall at New Friendship Baptist Church Thursday.
According to church member Wayne Baum, a church lady was inside the fellowship hall when she smelled smoke a little after 9 a.m. Fire crews from Jena, Grant Parish, Deville and Ruby-Kolin responded.
The cause of the fire was still under investigation.
The parsonage, which is across the road from the other buildings that burned, was not harmed.
Baum asked for prayers as they move forward.
“Pray for our congregation,” Baum said. “We are devastated but are thankful no one was injured.”