By: KDKA-TV News Staff

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – A long-time pillar of the religious community in Pittsburgh has died.

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

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He founded the church in 1969 along East Liberty Boulevard and watched a congregation of just over a dozen people grow into hundreds.

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He worked at KDKA Radio in the 1960s before he moved to the TV side, spending 21 years and WPXI.