Spokane Valley Police are investigating vandalism at the Opportunity Christian Fellowship that parishioners believe happened sometime between Saturday night and Sunday morning. Before Sunday service worship, parishioners found Satanic messages on the building located on 1313 S Pines Road.
“It must have come from a place of anger,” Pastor Dan Bonney said. “I imagine whoever did this was probably angry at God for some reason."
“Hail Satan,” “666,” “www.exposingchristianity.com,” and a pentagram were spray painted on the back of the building. Bonney said this isn't the first time they've been vandalized. He recalls several years ago when they found a rock that had been thrown through the window. He said that was nothing compared to this morning's find.
“It's vinyl siding, so I would hope with a power washer we can get it off, because we certainly don't want to leave it on,” Bonney said.
In a church that's focused on love for God, it wasn't the message that parishioners came for. Many were rattled when they saw the vandalism.
"It is distressing to us to see this done to what we think is the church,” Deborah Harder said.