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Congregation Hopes To Rebuild Church After Pickup Crash

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SELMA, N.C. — A Selma congregation is trying to raise money after a pickup truck smashed into a church.

The side of the church was damaged when a truck plowed through it last week.

The accident didn't stop the worship service. The Temple of Joy moved its services to Kenly this weekend.

Pastor James Neal said the congregation will survive this tough time.

"God knows what he's doing at all times. It rains on the just as well as the unjust. So everybody gets a little bit of the bitter and a little bit of the sweet," he said.

No charges are filed against the truck driver. Selma police are waiting to see whether a medical condition caused 68-year-old Jerry Wood to fall asleep at the wheel.

The church is accepting donations, which can be made payable to: Bishop James Neal P.O. Box 441 Kenly, N.C. 27542