Church hopes to overcome setback after thieves steal more than $5,000 in equipment

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) -- A small church in Acres Homes is trying to rebuild after thieves broke in and stole at least $5,000 worth of equipment.

True Love Church of God In Christ on W. Little York only has about 20 members, so the theft of microphones, speakers, amplifiers, audio systems, fridge and A/C units is a big blow.

The theft happened Thursday around 6:30 a.m., and so far, no one has any leads on who might be responsible.

True Love is the latest property to get hit. In the last month, another church and several homes and businesses on the same street have been robbed.

Pastor Tony Jacobs say he forgives whoever robbed his church, but disrespecting God's house is lower than low.

"I'm a fighter. I believe in fighting. I believe that with the help of God and trying to build a community, sometimes you're knocked down, but you can get back up," Jacobs said.

The church has set up a GoFundMe account to help with the damages.

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