CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Easter is one of the most exciting times of the year on the church calendar. But two east Charlotte churches are dealing with a major headache.
Both had air-conditioning units stolen this week.
"I feel like the people who did this have no regard for God or the House of God," said Otis Connor Pastor of the Jesus is Lord Christian Outreach Ministries on 36th Street.
His church is small with only about 55 members. The air-conditioning unit for the fellowship hall was stolen as a result the church wont be able to use it this Easter.
"This Easter coming up this is our friends and family day and because we can't use that hall were going to invite people and after church were going to go our separate ways," said the Connor.
The Elosiooe Church in the 2600 block of Eastway Drive also was targeted by thieves who stolen an air-conditioning unit.
Pastor Connor estimates it will cost $3,00 to replace the unit, the church is holding a fund raising drive. He hopes the thieves learn a lesson.
"I would say to the if I could say to them please don't do it again, if you got away with it this time, OK, but don't desecrate God's house, because if you do somewhere down the road you gonna pay, somewhere down the road, it's gonna come back on you," said Connor.
Police don't have suspects in either case.