Fire destroys church in Toledo's central city

TOLEDO, Ohio (WTVG) - Toledo fire fighters responded to large church fire at the Now Faith Worship Center on Nebraska Saturday morning.

Fire crews investigating major church fire in Toledo

The church has been in the community for decades and is formerly know as Faith Way Church of God in Christ.

The fire started just after 4:00am Saturday.

According to Toledo firefighter, flames engulfed the church and the roof then collapsed.

The assistant pastor of the church tells 13abc he has been a member of the congregation for 40 years. Members gathered on the sidewalk in disbelief that their place of worship is gone.

Toledo firefighters tell 13abc there are no known injuries.

A cause of the fire is still unknown. Investigators will work to determine how the fire started.

Church leaders say the congregation will still meet at 11:30 AM on Sunday, August 4th, at the lawn adjacent to the now-demolished building.