Rubble remains after church collapse in Thomasville

Church collapse
Posted at 5:58 PM, Jun 16, 2013
and last updated 2013-06-16 17:58:00-04

THOMASVILLE, Ga. (WTXL)--Months after a historic church collapses in Thomasville, its ruins remain.

The St. Thomas A.M.E. Church was more than 140 years old when it caved in on September 1 due to structural problems.

Now church leaders say they are working with the city to remove the debris. Pastor Clement Choice says the insurance policy won't pay to remove the debris or rebuild the church.

"It's been around for a long time and it has like I said a lot of people have come through the doors at some point or another at Saint Thomas over the years," said Pastor Clement Choice. "It just means so much to the community."

The St. Thomas A.M.E. congregation attends church at the St. James A.M.E. building on Stevens Street.

You can read more information on the church by clicking here.