Pastor Milton Taylor distrusted after Hopewell Community Church in Conroe was shot twice

CONROE, Texas (KTRK) – Conroe police are searching for a suspect responsible for shooting nearly two dozen bullet holes at a church.

The first bullet hole was discovered inside the sanctuary of Hopewell Community Church on Saturday morning. The very next morning, Pastor Milton Taylor discovered that the sanctuary and several other rooms were riddled with about 20 more bullet holes.

“It’s heartbreaking. It’s God’s house,” Taylor said.

Taylor and his wife didn’t believe someone would try to shoot their church.

“We’ve been here as a community for 20 years, and we’ve never had anything like this happen,” Taylor said. “We’ve never been through anything like this.”

No one was inside the church during the shooting. However, the Taylors said they fear this may not be the case if it happens again.

The church has been through a lot, according to the pastor. In 2016, damage from a hurricane forced the church to close. After several years of rebuilding, they reopened in March.

“We are a church that feeds the community,” says Taylor. “We’ve always been out in the community. I don’t know what could make someone want to bombard a church. It breaks our hearts when someone tries to do such a thing.”

The church has surveillance footage that Taylor hopes will help lead to a suspect.

The Conroe Police Department said it is investigating but there have been no arrests at this time.

Anyone with any information is urged to contact police at 936 522-3200.

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