Bibles Survives Tornado That Destroyed 145-year-old Tappahannock Church


TAPPAHANNOCK, Va. — A stack of Bibles stored at St. John’s Baptist Church in Tappahannock survived the tornado that destroyed the historic church. The Bibles and song books, about two dozens in all, could be found among the ruins of the 145-year-old church, reporter Brendan King discovered.

As reported by WTVR

“It looks like a war zone,” church member Joe Pollard commented when he arrived at church Thursday morning. “It’s a miracle no one was killed.”

Bible study, scheduled for Wednesday night, had been cancelled due to the approaching storms. No one was injured at the church.


One church member told King renovations had recently been completed over the summer.

Tappahannock damaged by tornadoes

Wednesday’s storms devastated other parts of Tappahannock. At least 25 people were hurt, according to Virginia State Police. There have been no confirmed fatalities in the Essex County town.

The Bibles look a bit tattered, but their pages remind readers of Isaiah 40:8: “The grass withers, the flower fades, but the word of our God shall stand forever.”

Also, Matthew 24:35: “Heaven and earth will pass away, but my words will never pass away.

Read on at WTVR for more.


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