Pastors rocked by crime spree
THE old adage "God helps those who help themselves'' was defiled when thieves robbed two churches in Gladstone during the weekend.
Port City Christian Church Pastor James Hewitt arrived at the church on Friday night, unaware of the damage inside. The pews stood empty, the church quiet and peaceful awaiting its Sunday church goers.
The church is normally a place of respite and calm but out-of-sight the offices had been rummaged through and things strewn across the rooms. To Pastor Hewitt's dismay, he found more than $3000 worth of computer equipment was stolen.
He said it was the second time in two months Port City Christian Church had been broken into.
Pastor Hewitt said he did not believe anyone who knew of the church's work would contemplate such a low act. The Baptist Church was also broken into on Saturday night and Gladstone police said cash was taken out of the cash tin.