Lake Worth Church Covered in Vulgar Graffiti

By Julie Tam
|  Friday, Nov 12, 2010  |  Updated 9:24 PM CDT
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Church Leaders, Members Saddened by Vandalism

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A 32-year-old Lake Worth church was vandalized with graffiti this week.

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Church Leaders, Members Saddened by Vandalism

Church leaders say they do not know why their 32-year-old Lake Worth church was vandalized with graffiti.
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Police say a 32-year-old Lake Worth church was vandalized with graffiti this week.

Symbols and profanity were spray-painted on Central Full Gospel Fellowship's glass front door, brick facade and outside concrete walkway sometime between Wednesday night and Friday morning.

Church members discovered the vandalism Friday morning when they arrived to clean the inside of the building on Delaware Trail.

"It makes you really sad that someone would do something like this to a house of God," said the Rev. Larry Crist, a youth pastor.

Church leaders said they don't know why their church was targeted. The pastor said this is the first time the church has been spray-painted.

Police say they do not have any suspects in case or know of other similar incidents.

The Rev. J.W. Matlock said he feels sick and disappointed.

"I couldn't help but think, you know, how could anyone feel like doing something like this would make them a man or make their parents proud of them?" he said. "How could they not have known that God was watching everything they had done? Just because God let them get away with it, doesn't mean that they have gotten away with it."

The church started removing the graffiti hours after members discovered the damage. Power washing will cost the church several hundred dollars, and the pastor did what he could Friday with a bottle of glass cleaner.

"They need to stop it, and we are praying for them and not to continue to do it," longtime church member Pam Crist said.

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