Authorities have announced a $5,000 reward for information that leads to the arrest of the individual or individuals responsible for an arson that destroyed the sanctuary of the Huachuca United Methodist Church in Huachuca, Arizona, USA. The reward was announced via a press release from the Huachuca police department.
The Fire was discovered shortly after 6 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 18, 2018. The ATF has confirmed the fire was intentionally set.
A Facebook post shared on the Church’s Facebook page says, “As many people in the community have heard, the United Methodist church in Huachuca City was burned in a fire on the evening of October 18th. While we are saddened by this loss, we remember these words from Joshua 1:9: Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the LORD your God will be with you wherever you go. Please be in prayer for the Huachuca UMC congregation as they deal with this loss and look for a place to have worship and do ministry.”
A motive for the attack has not yet been determined.