Another African-American church, now in South Carolina, goes up on fire and the FBI is examining the reason.
The Pastor of Glover Grove Baptist Church stays devastated by the loss of his church that has been a place of worship for some of Aiken Country’s African–American residents for quite a while. Located in Warrenville, South Carolina, the predominately African-American church went up on fire on Friday morning at 3:26 a.m.
When the police were called to the church, the flame had already done its horrendous damage. Lois Jones the wife of Pastor Bobby Jones who presides Glover Grove Baptist church cried,
At first I thought I was dreaming. I went and opened the door and said, ‘Oh my God the church is on fire!’…”
“33 years gone down the drain,” said teary-eyed Pastor Jones to WFXG news. “It’s just a funny feeling and a teary feeling.”
The FBI and Aiken County Sheriff office are investigating the fire and authorities would prefer not to jump to conclusions saying the flame could be the result of foul play or electrical issues, however the church’s Deacon finds that hard to believe.
TThe pastor is a licensed electrician and we never had electrical problems before. The timing of the fire seemed strange.”
-Deacon Angilus Williams