On Sunday and again Monday night, vandals used rocks to break out windows, and they wrote graffiti on the building and sidewalk at Mount Alban MB Church at 2385 Mount Alban Road in Warren County.
Church members were in the process of constructing a multipurpose building next to their decades-old church. On Sunday night the front glass doors were shattered along with doors to the church. Price’s Glass replaced those Monday only to have it happen again Monday night. This time church members chose to board up the windows to protect the integrity of both structures.
This morning, a steady stream of church members and others came by to offer their support. Warren County District 1 Supervisor Edward Herring was on hand, and his social media post on the issue has created a ground swell of people wanting to help in any way possible.
Several other area businesses have been recent targets of vandals in the general area including Boatman’s Truck Shop, Leist Plumbing and John’s Grocery.
Pastor Henry L. Taylor leads the Mount Alban congregation of mostly older members. With the COVID-19 pandemic, the church has been having drive-in services on the first Sunday of the month at 11 a.m. and worshiping online on the remainder of the month Wednesdays and Sundays.
Church members Pam Durham and Joyce Edwards said numerous people in the area around the church have stopped by to lend their support.
Anyone with any information on this incident is encouraged to contact the investigations division of the Warren County Sheriff’s office at 601-636-1761 or Crime Stoppers at 601-355-TIPS.
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