Congregation cleans up after Tulsa church vandalism

VIDEO: Congregation cleans up after Tulsa church vandalism

TULSA, Okla. — The pastor of an east Tulsa church says his congregation is cleaning up after a case of vandalism.

Congregants at Community Baptist Church had service as usual Sunday near 31st and Garnett.

Police said James Williams caused thousands of dollars of damage at the church.

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The pastor said he is working to learn how much everything cost, and he said he will look into when insurance can replace the damaged and destroyed items.

SEE MORE: Pictures of vandalism and cleanup

Police said Williams broke a window on April 30 to get inside the church. There, he reportedly broke a piano, organ and several windows. Police said he also trashed the church.

A police K9 reportedly caught Williams inside the building.

The church’s pastor said Williams caused a lot of damage, even though he was only in the building for a few minutes.

Several volunteers came together to help prepare the church for Sunday service.

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