Donelson Church Vandalized; Pastor Says Attack Is Personal
by Heather Graf
NASHVILLE,Tenn. - Metro Police are looking for the vandals who recently took aim at Resurrected Life Chapel in Donelson. The pastor believes it was a personal attack on him, but said it hurt the entire congregation.
The messages now scrawled in spray cover almost every wall on the outside of the church.
"The main idea, if you look at the words that have been written on the wall, is to prevent people from coming to this church," said Pastor Samuel Pobi.
He said he's heard of church being vandalized before, but this incident is much more personal than most.
One of the messages specifically names his mother-in-law. Another names his brother.
"Basically, what I suspect is somebody who has either been here before, or somebody who is a member of the church," he said.
Still, he said, he's not angry.
"What we did on Sunday, we prayed for forgiveness for that person," he said.
The church also filed a report with Metro Police, and plans to install surveillance cameras to keep watch over the parking lot.
The building will be pressure-washed and re-painted later this week. Until then, duct tape will be used to cover up the names of Pastor Yobi's loved ones.
If you have any information about what happened at Resurrected Life Chapel, you're urged to call Metro Police.