Hurricane Sandy brought much destruction to the New Jersey Coastline, including Asbury Park. The First Baptist Church had its 12 foot by 22 foot masterpiece stained glass window half blown out. One entire section was destroyed along with pieces throughout the window.
The Damage to the frame necessitated its replacement. Templates were taken of the multi-curved intricate areas of the upper window. In the wood shop, the entire new frame was pre-assembled using special finger joints at the critical junctions. The old frame was removed and the new frame hoisted into place using a crane, and then primed and painted with two coats of exterior grade paint. New protection glass was installed on the exterior. The window was made by the Von Gerichton Art Glass Studios.