HOUSTON, Texas (WTVR) — Police in Houston said someone stole over a $500,000 from Lakewood church — the ministry helmed by Joel and Victoria Osteen.
KPRC reports that a thief cracked the mega church’s safe and walked away with about $200,000 in cash and $400,000 in checks.
It is believed the burglary took place between Sunday afternoon and Monday morning.
Trust is saying, “God I’m not going to let this upset me. I can’t make it work out my way, but I know you’re in control.”—
Joel Osteen (@JoelOsteen) March 11, 2014
Police are not sure if the act was caught on security video or who may have had access to the vault and the building.
The non-denominational church released a statement saying its leadership is sad about the theft and warned the congregation’s more than $43,000 worshipers to monitor their bank accounts and credit cards.