Bishop Loran Mann, founding father of the Pentecostal Church of God in Christ, dies aged 74 – CBS Pittsburgh

By: KDKA-TV News Staff

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – A longstanding pillar of the Pittsburgh religious community has died.

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In a Facebook post, the Pentecostal Church of God in Christ says that Bishop Loran Mann died at the age of 74.

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He founded the Church on East Liberty Boulevard in 1969 and watched a congregation grow from just over a dozen people to hundreds.

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He worked at KDKA Radio in the 1960s before moving to television and spending 21 years at WPXI.

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