Mt. Olivet roof collapses, weakened by snow storm

One of Monroe’s largest church sanctuaries is in shambles today after its roof collapsed.

The Reverend Oliver Billups, Jr, pastor of the Mt. Olivet Baptist Church, said the church’s roof collapsed this week causing considerable damage.

Rev. Billups said the roof had been weakened during the winter snowstorm, but its insurer was hesitant to respond in the months afterward because…

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