PIKE COUNTY, Ky. (WSAZ) -- The pastor at the Truth Tabernacle Apostolic Church in Pike County, Ky. says someone stole thousands of dollars worth of items from the church. Now he is offering a reward for information about the theft.
Pastor Roger Egnor says the thieves came in the back door and ransacked the entire church stealing about $10,000 worth of items, including the nearly the whole sound system.
"I'm devastated. I don't understand why anybody would want to steal from a church," said Pastor Egnor. "They left stuff at the back door. They either got scared or they were out of the room. That's how much stuff they took."
Egnor says he believes someone had to see something because the street and parking lot are well lit. As a result, he is offering a $1,000 reward for anything that leads to an arrest.
"I told my wife that if they did catch them I was going to go to the hearing and just tell the judge don't put them in jail just sentence them to me. Let them come to church. Let me preach to them awhile," he said.
He says while he is able to forgive the thieves, he just wants to find what belongs to the church.
If you have any information about this theft you should contact Kentucky State Police. All tips can remain anonymous.
Pastor Egnor says there is a silver lining. Other churches have offered to donate sound equipment and instruments to help replace what was stolen.