Roof of historic church collapses in Grenada

The roof of Belle Flower Baptist Church has collapsed in Grenada.

Posted: Jun 6, 2019 10:27 AM
Updated: Jun 6, 2019 11:00 AM

GRENADA, Miss. (WTVA) - The roof of a historic church in Grenada has collapsed.

Belle Flower Baptist Church has seen better days and has not been used in months.

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. spoke at the church, which was founded in 1868.

A storm damaged the roof in March 2017.

“My hope for the old building would be that it becomes a Civil Rights museum,” Pastor Randy Jackson said. “There are plans from the city, and one or our senior councilmen has plans for the building.”

When will those plans come together? That’s unknown.

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