Detroit pastor says after burglary at church, he'll work harder to 'save souls'

'We are not going to stand for this!'
Posted at 6:26 PM, Oct 30, 2018
and last updated 2018-10-30 18:30:14-04

There are some cruel and evil things that just can’t be explained. Sometimes there are no words to describe a certain type of despicable. 

Inside The Church of The Messiah in Islandview on Detroit’s east side, a lot of good is brought to light – though a lot of bad took place in the dark of the night. 

The pastor has a message for those who disrespected the pulpit and it just may surprise you. 

A year ago, we introduced you to a pastor who marches to the beat of his own drum. A man with a mission, not shared by many.

Pastor Barry Randolph seeks to help the people who are hardest to help. Those who many may just pass by.

His doors and his heart are always open. Though, tragically, on Tuesday morning, someone broke up the doors of the church and his heart. 

A break-in left the front door destroyed and the contents of the office in shambles. The were believed to be looking for money or something of value.  

The pastor and his congregation are hurt and very disappointed by what happened in a house of God.

“Somebody actually had the nerve to break into the Church of The a Messiah, a place that actually stands up as a place of hope for the people in this neighborhood," Randolph said. "We’re not just going to sit back and take it."

When asked exactly what he means by that, the pastor replied in a way that may seem unusual to some.

Pastor Barry, as he is fondly referred to, said he will work even harder to save more souls.