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Pastor offers forgiveness to thieves who broke into church

The spot where the church audio board was located. (Source: Michael Williams, WAVE 3 News) The spot where the church audio board was located. (Source: Michael Williams, WAVE 3 News)
Pastor Andy Driscoll (Source: Michael Williams, WAVE 3 News) Pastor Andy Driscoll (Source: Michael Williams, WAVE 3 News)
A microphone stand remains, but the microphone was one of seven stolen in the burglary. (Source: Michael Williams, WAVE 3 News) A microphone stand remains, but the microphone was one of seven stolen in the burglary. (Source: Michael Williams, WAVE 3 News)
Lifepointe Church (Source: Michael Williams, WAVE 3 News) Lifepointe Church (Source: Michael Williams, WAVE 3 News)

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - A Louisville church is picking up the pieces after someone broke in and stole equipment worth thousands of dollars. 
 
It happened at the Lifepointe Church off Newburg Road. Pastor Andy Driscoll believes the church was broken into sometime between May 15 and may 22 and possibly more than one person may have been involved. Church members discovered the broken glass doors and missing equipment on Sunday, May 22.

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Driscoll says the thieves stole two soundboards, seven microphones, a bass guitar, keyboard, projector, and a direct box. The total value of the items is between $9,000 - $10,000. 

"It is a violating feeling," said Driscoll. "I mean, I have my own kids come in here Sunday morning just kind of an eerie feeling."

Despite the break-in, Driscoll said his church is moving forward and actually is praying for the person or persons who broke in. 

"We're a community that loves people," said Pastor Driscoll. "Doesn't matter who you are or what you are about. We follow Jesus."

Driscoll said he and his congregation have a message for the people that broke in.

"There is a better way, you don't have to go that route," said Driscoll. "We're not mad we're not angry. We love him. Hopefully you can move past this. Maybe find Jesus in the process that would be our ultimate goal."

A police report was filed with Louisville Metro police and the church hopes to replace the missing items through insurance. LMPD says they are investigating. So far, no arrests have been made.

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