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Pastor offers spiritual help to equipment thieves

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Pastor Darryl Whitehead said he is trying to understand why thieves targeted a church Pastor Darryl Whitehead said he is trying to understand why thieves targeted a church
FRANKLIN COUNTY, AL (WAFF) -

A Franklin County pastor is speaking out after thieves targeted his church, stealing thousands of dollars worth of music equipment.

Pastor Darryl Whitehead said he is trying to understand why they targeted a church and said he would like to sit down with the thieves and help them spiritually.

Franklin County investigators said someone stole nearly $20,000 worth of musical equipment from the Pleasant Hill Methodist Church between 9 p.m. Wednesday and 9 a.m. Thursday. Pastor Whitehead said the crooks didn't cause any physical damage to the building but left behind a feeling of being violated to the more than 200 parishioners.

The pastor said he doesn't understand why anyone would steal from a church and would like an opportunity to talk with those responsible.

"I would like to talk to them and get a mindset to be able to share the gospel of Jesus Christ and find out what people are going through from their point of view," Whitehead said. "I could explain how Jesus could have led them down a different path."

Pastor Whitehead said they will continue service as usual this weekend. He said church members will just have to sing a little louder and work around the missing instruments.

If you have information on who is responsible for the theft, contact the Franklin County Sheriff's Department immediately.

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