Mississippi church that refused to close burned down, investigators suspect arson


First Pentacostal Church Holly Springs. Arson is Suspected. Investigators say the church was spray painted with graffiti and set on fire. There was a major explosion in the back of the church that blew out the front.

Fox 13 Memphis reports a church in North Mississippi was destroyed after an explosion caught the building on fire. What was left of the First Pentecostal Church was still smoldering five hours after the fire started. Investigators said they picked up multiple spray paint cans that may have been used for graffiti and that there was a large explosion near the back of the building that blew out the front.


Fox News reports the First Pentecostal Church of Holly Springs in Mississippi burned down early Wednesday morning. The congregation had been in a legal battle to continue holding services despite the novel coronavirus outbreak and subsequent lockdown orders.

The building went up in flames between 2-4 a.m. Investigators said the church was spray-painted with graffiti before an explosion blew out the front of the building, according to Fox 1... (Read more)

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