Dayton Baptist Church Vandalized

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Vandal(s) painted pentagrams on the church van, building and sign.

The Sebastian County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the individual(s) responsible for vandalizing Dayton Baptist Church.

The SCSO was dispatched to the church, located at 2305 Apple Blossom Loop on Sunday morning, June 28. Vandal(s) had spray painted pentagrams on the side of the church, the van and sign. They also wrote “God Left Me On Read” on the sidewalk.

The total damage to the church and vehicle is estimated at $2,000. Pastor Robert Presson stated, “our faith is not shaken by all of this. We are praying the conviction of the Holy Spirit on those responsible and that they come to know Christ.”

Presson added, “evil hasn’t changed one bit. When I was notified, I was reading in Luke: ‘And ye shall be hated of all men for my name’s sake.’

The church has been active in the outreach ministry, giving out Bibles and sponsoring the backpack program for kids. In fact, Presson stated that they will be hosting a Bible study this evening at 6:45 p.m.

The deputy visited with neighbors and nearby parties, and are seeking additional assistance from the public. If you have any information about the incident, you are asked to contact the Sebastian Sheriff’s Office at 479-783-1051.

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Tammy Teague

Tammy Teague

Mansfield native, with roots in Scott County. Daughter, sister, wife and Christian. Education: 1995 MHS graduate; 1999 Arkansas Tech University Graduate - BA in Journalism. Career: Managing Editor - The Citizen; Copy Writer - Southwest Times Record; 20+ years experience in the news.

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