Trotwood church pastor helps community despite recent break-ins

The Gateway Cathedral, 5501 Olive Road, will be hosting a giveaway on Saturday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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News Center 7’s James Buechele was in Trotwood Friday with how the pastor hopes to help the people who damaged his church.

Pastor Norman Scearce said he’s had three break-ins in November alone.

“The first time they broke in and took the change jar from our youth department. Second time a few TVs, this most recent time it was some diapers and baby items collected for one of the mothers here at the church,” he said.

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It’s easy to get discouraged, but despite the recent break-ins, Scearce is hosting the Gateway giveaway to show people what the church is all about.

“We will not close up, we will not stop being a presence in this community, we will not stop feeding people, we will not stop clothing people,” said Scearce. “You don’t have to steal anything from us, this church is here to serve this community and we will give you whatever you feel you need.”

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