Cause of fire at Winston-Salem NC Church building unknown, congregation had no insurance

2018-05-01 Church Fire

A Winston-Salem church is looking for a place to worship after fire ripped through its building a few hours before sunrise Monday.

A representative of the New Gospel Tabernacle Holiness Church told the Winston-Salem Journal they are thankful that no one was hurt.

“We’re devastated…But we will work to rebuild. You can’t stop the church. Keep us in your prayers,” Pastor Wallice Harrison told the paper.

Investigators have not yet determined a cause of the fire, according to The News & Observer.  A spokesperson of the Winston-Salem Fire Department told Erie News Now the investigation is still in the “cause and origin phase.”

The church did not have insurance according to a report from WFMY.